• Thoughts as NFC West UFAs avoid the tag

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Mar 5, 2013
    Dashon Goldson , the San Francisco 49ers ' Pro Bowl safety, tweeted his approval Teams can begin negotiating with representatives for UFAs from March 9 before the signing period opens March 12. Goldson, who received the $6.2 million franchise tag last year, wanted to avoid the one-year designation this year in favor of landing a long-term contract. The tag value for Goldson and Walker lagged far behind what teams would have to pay franchise players at quarterback , defensive end , cornerback or wide receiver . The labor agreement would have required the 49ers to increase that by 20 percent to $7.45 million if the team decided to name him its franchise player for a second consecutive season.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Top 10 AFC West UFAs

      NFL free agency starts March 12. The list of the top 10 unrestricted free agents in the AFC West has changed dramatically recently. Here is the list I compiled a month ago before re-signings and franchise tag decisions. The group is nowhere near as deep…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • 49ers' Goldson free agent, hopes to stay

      49ers' Goldson free agent, hopes to stay The All-Pro safety will hit the open market when free agency begins next Tuesday after he wasn't designated the 49ers' franchise player by the NFL's 1 p.m. deadline Monday. Goldson, who received the $6.2 million …
      Source: sfgate.com

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