Goldson will now enter free agency on March 12 where he is expected to receive offers for more than the $7.45 million per year the franchise tag would have paid him. It will also give him more job security, as a long-term contract is clearly a large priority for Goldson — something the 49ers have presumably had hesitations about. The 28-year-old wants to be paid top dollar at his position this offseason, which appears to be a problem for the 49ers. The highest-paid player on the 49ers’ roster next season will be Justin Smith at $7.5 million. With San Francisco already turning down an opportunity to acquire Goldson’s services for $7.45 million, it is unlikely a deal could be reached for anything more — especially if Goldson wants more money for more years. The 49ers have several options when it comes to replacing Goldson at safety, though. The 2013 NFL Draft is considered one of the deeper drafts in quite a few years, and safety is one of the highlighted positions of talent. The 49ers will have their pick of the litter at the No. 31 and No.
Buccaneers’ Dashon Goldson suspended one game after another illegal hit
League executive Merton Hanks reviewed the play, a helmet-to-helmet hit on Brown that Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has called “illegal.” Hanks’ review determined otherwise, although Goldson was penalized on the play. Goldson was issued a one-game suspension for his Week 2 hit on the New Orleans Saints ‘ Darren Sproles ,but independent appeals officer Matt Birklater reduced the penalty to a $100,000 fine. On the day his ban was rescinded, Goldson said he’d try to play smarter. “I know there are going to be a lot of eyes on me from now on. And that’s OK. I just have to be smart,” Goldson said. “I’m not trying to hurt my team, and I’m definitely not trying to hurt myself with the way I play.” Arians said he doesn’t think anything has changed with Goldson’s play. “Obviously, the money doesn’t affect him,” he said Monday.
Dashon Goldson suspension is overturned by NFL
Berry, Polamalu and Weddle deflect more passes, but not much more than Goldson. Weddle and Goldson average about four interceptions a season, with Berry making five interceptions overall in his two healthy seasons. A big issue is the Berry contract, which was in part huge because Berry was a fifth overall selection in 2010, before rookie contracts were modified. Goldsons play also dipped with the rest of the defense at the end of the season and in the playoffs. In his last six games including playoffs, he had only one pass defensed and no interceptions. He was part of a secondary that experienced coverage breaks and lapses in those last six games. Goldson was also a free agent two years ago, and didnt get the contract he wanted. The 49ers typically set their value for a player shortly after the season and typically dont budge from that stance.
Dashon Goldson was fined a “significant number” for hit against Jets
Etc. The Baltimore Ravens are counting on having injured running back Ray Rice on Sunday against the unbeaten Houston Texans , even though the three-time Pro Bowl star may not be healthy enough to practice this week. Rice strained his left hip flexor Sunday in the fourth quarter of Baltimore’s 14-6 win over the Cleveland Browns . … Oakland Raiders strong safety Tyvon Branch will likely miss significant time with a right ankle injury suffered Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars . Coach Dennis Allen would not confirm an ESPN report that Branch broke his leg but said Oakland’s highest-paid player in 2013 will be out for “some time.” … Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden will probably miss Sunday’s game at Minnesota with a sprained right thumb. Reggie Bush got hopeful results from an MRI exam on his banged-up left knee, allowing the Detroit Lions to breathe a sigh of relief.
NFL suspends Dashon Goldson for Sunday’s game vs. Patriots
A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs NFL won’t suspend Dashon Goldson for Sunday’s hit AP 5:31 p.m. EDT September 30, 2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Dashon Goldson (38) tackles Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Jaron Brown (13) as he gets called for unnecessary roughness, automatic first down and half the distance to the goal during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Arizona Cardinals defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-10. (Photo: Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Bucs safety Dashon Goldson has committed a lague-hit 16 personal fouls since 2009 He was fined $100,000 earlier this season for a hit on Saints RB Darren Sproles He could be fined for his hit on Cardinals WR Jaron Brown, but he won’t be suspended SHARE 1 CONNECT 3 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dashon Goldson will not be suspended for his hit on Arizona Cardinals receiver Jaron Brown in Sunday’s game, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety could be fined. Merton Hanks, the league’s vice president of football operations, said Monday the play is being re-examined for a helmet-to-helmet hit, but it will not warrant a suspension. WILFORK OUT: Pats lose defensive stalwart Any fine figures to be hefty after Goldson was docked $100,000 for a hit on New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles earlier this season.
Dashon Goldson suspended one game by NFL
Freeman will move on and become a pro-bowler somewhere else. Sep 16, 2013 7:40 PM College football just inched a little closer to my sports #1 love melikefootball says: Sep 16, 2013 7:41 PM This just opened o whole cans of worms for the league office and Godel. Watching games Sunday there were a lot of hits to the head not flagged and flagged so how do you dish out fines when your own officials under contract cant and dont call all the hits to the head. Getting someones attention would be to call each and every hit to the head. You made a rule that your own officials cant get correct when throwing the flags. bucthat says: Sep 16, 2013 7:46 PM He should not be suspended. With the way our coaching is we prolly werent gonna win but still, Id say hes been one of our best players so far and now hes suspended for legal hits this year. this year is just going to be worst i can feel it onebucplace says: Sep 16, 2013 8:42 PM In the future I wonder how players are going to handle having to carry around a pillow on the field that has to be deployed before theyre allowed to tackle an opponent.
Dashon Goldson Demonstrates Range
Just being in position, putting themselves in position and seeing what they can pick up from the film on how to get their hands on the ball, Goldson said. The quarterback who theyll try to pick off, second-year signal called Christian Ponder, enters Sunday with an NFL-best, 75.8 percent completion percentage and two touchdowns to go against zero interceptions. While the 49ers respect Ponders athleticism and improving play-making ability, they wont relent from their goal of steady improvement. Even with two solid defensive performances under his defenses belt, Fangio wants them to continue to improve and not be satisfied. Theres always room for improvement. And particularly, one thing that play illustrates is when you make a little error, it can become a big play, Fangio said. Big plays are what takes down a defense faster than anything. Weve got to be on point every play, not just when were in a tight game, tie score, one score behind, one score ahead.
NFL won’t suspend Dashon Goldson for Sunday’s hit
– If its true, its a travesty. NFL might as well say, we wont fine certain type of players, certain race of players or players from certain teams. What Mathews did is 100 times worse than anything Goldson did. Mathews hit was a premeditated. mrlaloosh says: Sep 11, 2013 4:27 PM What ever happened to Early Doucet. Wasnt he a 2nd round Chargers pick? And how could Clay Matthews not be fine a significant amount for his intentional cheap shot? Double standard Goodell? I guess hes in too many commercials that pay the NFL big money to be fined.
Dashon Goldson – what is he worth?
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Bucs safety Dashon Goldson was suspended one game by the NFL without pay for his hit on New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles on Sunday . The league considered it a helmet-to-helmet hit on a defenseless player. Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather , however, is not expected to be suspended for his Sunday hit on Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy , Rapoport said Monday on NFL Network’s “Around the League Live.” A fine should be coming. Meriweather hasn’t made a similar hit since 2010. Goldson was suspended largely because this is his fifth such unnecessary-roughness violation since 2011. He can’t practice this week or play in the Bucs’ game this Sunday against the New England Patriots , and the Tampa Bay Times reported Goldson will miss out on a $264,705 game check . “You had an unobstructed path to your opponent,” NFL vice president of football operations Merton Hanks wrote in a letter to Goldson informing him of the suspension. “It is clear that you lowered your head and unnecessarily rammed the left side of your helmet into the left side of your opponent’s head. “You delivered a forceful blow with your helmet and made no attempt whatsoever to wrap up your opponent or make a conventional tackle on the play,” Hanks continued.
No fine for Dashon Goldson
He couldn’t. It was just too painful not being able to play alongside his teammates. But after stewing on a pair of bad decisions throughout the offseason and the first quarter of this season Washington is ready to put them in the past and he hopes everyone else is too. “When you make… Via NFL Draft Diamonds | 3 hours ago When the Honeybadger, Tyrann Mathieu entered the draft, critics made sure to hammer him for his past. Well one thing you could not take away from him was his ability to always be around the ball. In 5 games, For Arizona Cardinals, Mathieu has a forced fumble, game sealing tackle, an INT and a sack.  Palmer, Cardinals struggle with Arians’ offense Via AP on Fox | 3 days ago (Eds: With AP Photos.) By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer Carson Palmer has said that the offensive system of Arizona coach Bruce Arians is the most difficult he’s encountered in his long career. Four games into the season, it shows.
Dashon Goldson suspended one game by NFL for hit
The suspension was imposed by NFL Vice President of Football Operations Merton Hanks. Goldson may not practice this week nor play in the Buccaneers’ game this Sunday against the New England Patriots. He may not participate in any football activities with the team during the suspension. Goldson is eligible Youth Dashon Goldson Jersey to return to the team Monday, Sept. 23. Goldson can appeal within three business days, and he could get an expedited hearing and decision in advance of Sunday’s game. ESPN reports that Goldson will appeal the ruling in an attempt to get it heard by Tuesday. That appeal would be heard either by former Ravens center Matt Birk or former NFL assistant coach Ted Cottrell. Otherwise, it will cost Goldson a game paycheck of $264,705 . Since 2010, Goldson has been hit with 15 personal foul penalties, the most in the league.
No fine for Dashon Goldson on Jaron Brown hit
(Brian Blanco / AP) Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson has done what few NFL players do: he won an appeal of his one-game suspension . The suspension was overturned this morning and he will be allowed to play this weekend against the New England Patriots. Instead, he was fined $100,000 for what the NFL called a flagrant and repeat violation of NFL safety rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players in a letter informing him of the suspension Monday. The play in question involved a hit on New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles and was Goldsons fifth unnecessary-roughness violation in two years. The decision is interesting, given the emphatic nature of the NFLs suspension letter, in which Merton Hanks, the vice president of football operations wrote Goldson: You had an unobstructed path to your opponent. It is clear that you lowered your head and unnecessarily rammed the left side of your helmet into the left side of your opponents head. You delivered a forceful blow with your helmet and made no attempt whatsoever to wrap up your opponent or make a conventional tackle on the play. This illegal contact clearly could have been avoided. The NFL also announced that it was upholding the $30,000 fine Goldson incurred for a high hit on New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland. Although $100,000 is steep, Goldson would have lost nearly $265,000 had his suspension been upheld.