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The Twitterverse is buzzing with the news that San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson is seeking a deal that will deliver $8 million a year. Given that the team could have franchised him at the one-year price of $7.45 million, that would likely be more than the 49ers are willing to pay.
Goldson will become a free agent starting on Tuesday, March 12 at 1 PM, when he can sign with any team. While his agent is currently free to begin negotiations with teams, Goldson will be unable to begin any visits to other teams until free agency officially begins on Tuesday.
Drafted by the 49ers in the 4th round of the 2007 NFL Draft, Goldson has played six seasons with the team. During that time, he has recorded 346 tackles, 3 sacks, 14 interceptions, 5 forced fumbles, a touchdown and has been voted to two Pro Bowls.