The San Francisco 49ers decided against using the franchise tag on safety Dashon Goldson and instead allowed him to hit the free agent market. The market is already loading up with safeties with the addition of Gerald Sensabaugh and William Moore. But despite his elation with avoiding the franchise tag he necessarily isn’t looking to move on from the Super Bowl runner ups.
“I still hope there’s a future for me in San Francisco but as far as the overall feeling, it feels good. I really hope something works out in San Francisco, its home for me,” Goldson said, via Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “We’re making good progress of bringing that tradition back. Right now, there has not been much talk. Hopefully something picks up and if they are not, I will be interested in what other teams would have to say.”
That’s in contrast to speculation that he was eyeing the Cincinnati Bengals as a future home. Tim Ryan of Sirius XM’s NFL Radio pointed out that the Bengals would be a good fit.
“I like those guys down there. I went to school with Reggie Nelson, played with Nate Clements, I was here with Taylor Mays and Manny Lawson so I’m familiar with some of those guys and how they play,” Goldson said. “They’ve got a good football team down there. They’re on track and they’ve got a good quarterback and receivers. I will have to consider all my options and we’ll have to see whose interested in me.”
But he wants to win.
“I would like to play for somebody that has the potential to getting back to the postseason,” Goldson said, via Mercury News. “If it doesn’t work out that way, I can’t not accept certain deals.”