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Dashon Goldson gets five-year contract with Bucs

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03:55 PM ET 03.13 | The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed former San Francisco 49ers free agent safety Dashon Goldson to a five-year contract. The 49ers wanted to include Goldson in their plans for 2013, but they have been unwilling to pay top dollar to many of their departing free agents. Goldson was after a deal around $8 million per year, which is right about what San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle makes. The Buccaneers make a ton of sense for Goldson. For one, they have all the cap room in the world, and they are trying to rebuild their entire secondary. They have a strong group of players up front but the back-end is in constantly flux. Goldson would add some much-needed stability to the mix after recent losses of Aqib Talib, Eric Wright and potentially Ronde Barber.

Adam Schefter

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March 13, 2013  04:29 PM ET

The back end of our secondary just got scary good!

March 13, 2013  04:51 PM ET

AIIGHT !!! NEXT STOP REVIS ISLAND!!!

March 13, 2013  05:30 PM ET

49ers better be getting ready to sign Aqib Talib.

March 13, 2013  06:30 PM ET

Broncos get Welker.

March 13, 2013  06:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Broncos get Welker.

So much for conventional wisdom, huh?

March 13, 2013  06:51 PM ET

TB Bucs spent more money last year on free agent players than anyone and still didn't make the playoffs, and now they are out it again. I did not understand why are they playing this man this much money who could not cover anybody in the Super Bowl.

March 13, 2013  07:06 PM ET

Maybe they can get themselves in the Mix?

March 13, 2013  08:06 PM ET

Seahawks just signed Avril of the Lions. Let's see what the 49ers do next...

March 13, 2013  09:02 PM ET
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Seahawks just signed Avril of the Lions. Let's see what the 49ers do next...

The Niners can just sit and wait for the draft.

March 13, 2013  09:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

TB Bucs spent more money last year on free agent players than anyone and still didn't make the playoffs, and now they are out it again. I did not understand why are they playing this man this much money who could not cover anybody in the Super Bowl.

Time for the Bucs to unload their dough because they can.

March 14, 2013  09:07 AM ET

That's one of the few pictures I've seen of Goldson actually making a tackle and not getting burned in the postseason... He was burnt toast in January and February.

 
March 14, 2013  10:58 AM ET

Just when Roddy White and Julio Jones thought they'd only see him in the playoffs...now this

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