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49ers Sign Safety Dashon Goldson

Posted by Scott Kegley on August 9, 2011 – 2:34 PM

The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed S Dashon Goldson to a one-year deal.

Goldson (6-2, 200) enters his fifth NFL season after being selected in the fourth round (126th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft by the 49ers. He has played in 51 games (34 starts), registering 254 tackles, five interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), three sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 15 passes defensed.

In 2010, Goldson started all 16 games and registered his first career touchdown on a 39-yard interception return vs. Seattle (12/12/10). In 2009, he set career highs in tackles (114), interceptions (four), sacks (two) and forced fumbles (three), while starting all 16 games. Goldson mostly saw action on special teams in his first two seasons, recording 10 special teams tackles in both 2007 and 2008.

The 26-year old native of Carson, CA, starred collegiately at Washington.

Posted in Transactions | 49 Comments »

49 Responses to “49ers Sign Safety Dashon Goldson”

  1. By TP on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    Good move. Can’t wait for the season to start. Love My Niners!!!!!!!

  2. By Brandon on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    Now at least we’ve got a ball hawk flying around the secondary.

  3. By mr. niner on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    good move should of been made dat move though and yall need 2 sign him for 5 yrs.

  4. By RYAN on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply


  5. By beastofthewest on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    I know you might hate me for saying this, but compare taylor mays to michael huff of the raiders. he SUCKED his first couple years, got his stuff together, and now he’s a good, if not then decent safety. taylor mays is an even better athlete than him, and shows that he can make big plays. hopefully with madieu williams starting he can get used to seeing how things are done, and then he can have a shot at the starting position and be ready

  6. By Joe on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    Yes, very good move!!!! Please sign a veteran QB!!!!

  7. By Robert on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    Glad to have him back, hungry, mad and with a chip on his shoulder. He’s gonna have a good year!

  8. By John Kreutzmann on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    Very good move. The defensive secondary should be stronger this year.
    However, I am concerned that the Niners have not found another NT to replace Franklin.

  9. By ray carpio on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply


  10. By fred romero on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    My boy Sopuaga will get lots of time at NT, He is a beast!!

  11. By Kris on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    We don’t need one, we’ve got other players who can step in and replace him. Besides there are several positions that we need to improve at besides the DT spot that are more important, like our secondary.

  12. By JLN49er on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    The secondary is really full now. It’s going to be interesting who decides to make sure he’s the starter. Like they say, The Niners have a nice problem.”

  13. By SoCalNinerFreak on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    I also believe the Defense will be ok..If Harbaugh doesnt get the QB dialed, we’re still @#$%ed

  14. By tfabs on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    Dashon needs work…he’s no “ball hawk” yet…

  15. By stan on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    so glad they worked this out..cant wait till kickoff!!!

  16. By Tom on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    This is going to be the best D niners have had since the 90s. Got 6 dbs who could start most anywhere. Solid LBS. Dont need Franklin we have Sopoaga. He has been solid on the run for a long time. The Smiths and Brooks will have time to get to the QB.
    The offense will be okay. Alex will really become a solid QB thanks to Harbaugh.

  17. By Kimble/Slice on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    I hope so

  18. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    Great signing, we are on our way>>>>>>>>>>

    Go Niners

  19. By mike on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    I love this move, I yest wish if they will sing hem for alot more years not yes one..go9ers

  20. By Edward49ers on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    Can’t wait until we beat the Cowgirls!

  21. By melliemel on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    Nice, 9ers! I believe Coach Harbaugh knows what he’s doing. As fans , we see one aspect of what is going on…the coaches are the ones that see it ALL!…Let’s give Alex a chance and support him. I believe coach knows how to bring it out of him…forget the ‘Boys…where them Cards at?…Everybody sleepin’ on us…but we about to wake ‘em up! gooooooooo 9ers!

  22. By serge on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    i was hoping they would sign him he is a warrior on the field and is always nice to have deph in the secondary looking forward to game time.

  23. By KDB on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    Dood move but I like all of the competition at Safety, it’s great. One yr. deal is good, he needs to continue to prove himself, then give him a good contract for 3 yrs. if he shows up this season.

  24. By 'dOnTtRadeMays on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    Baalke wants to trade their 2nd Rd pick, Niners will be sorry if MAYS ends up somewhere else. Can’t believe it after 1 year, he’s a FREAK!! KEEP HIM!

  25. By Chris on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    glad we resigned him, also some of you need to realize that we aren’t going to sign a veteran QB this year…..Alex Smith is most likely going to start but with harbaugh nd some more weapons on offense I think he’ll do great nd i guarntee he will put up better stats than kobb

  26. By D on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    Hopefully he can cover this year without running down the field with his back facing the ball.

  27. By ninerfan4life on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    Nice ….. we still could add another CB and WR. Also, I’m getting absolutely sick of Crabtree!

  28. By and thats a wrap on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    Well in just 3 starts Kolb has done way bette than Alex Smith …..I didnt see anyone busting down Alex’s door this off season to start for their team. Alex is a bust if he can make it to 8-8 without faking an injury ill be surprised

  29. By sam h on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    i like it he plays fast and hits hard. if a few of these young guys pay off the defense could be real scary for opponents.

  30. By PETERD on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply


  31. By lance lucas on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    I still say we need to pick up Kelvin Hayden from free agency to shore up the CB position. Good player who can make plays

  32. By Robert S on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    I believe the 49ers will be alright.. In fact I would love to see us beat up on the Pittsburgh steelers them bums….. And I am from that area…. Niners for life! Lets get umm…..

  33. By DYENNY on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply


  34. By Red&Gold 4 life on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    Good move bringing Goldson back. I didn’t want to lose him because he hits like a safety who has a point to prove on the field. I think he fits in nicely in our backfield, and with Willis dominating the mid level and Sopoaga pounding his way up front our defense will still be a nasty test for opposing offenses.

  35. By Houston49er on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    Crabtree needs to get hit crap together. I bought his jersey a couple of years ago and saw him play his first NFL game live at Reliant versus the Texans. I’m starting to wonder if i should even keep wearing it. Come on Crab let this be your breakout season. Ps- There were about 30,000 niner fans at the game i’ll guestimate!

  36. By Houston49er on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    oops GET HIS

  37. By dray49er on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    Alex this is ur team to win….i got faith show them the goods

  38. By Houston49er on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    Didn’t mean to change the subject, I’m glad Dashon is staying with us!

  39. By JOHN on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    good move lets go niners!!!

  40. By jamaal on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    I think this was a good move i would like to see dashon and taylor in a more olb type bring more speed to the defense wit madieu and witner playing the high safeties

  41. By jamaal on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    and probably trade for asante samuel

  42. By kathy on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    good signing-he is a solid hitter and has a nose for the ball.great addition to the defense.

  43. By 49ers4life on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply


  44. By tom NJ on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    good to hear the news… Don’t laugh but Culpepper would be good guy to come in and try out..HE’s hungry, proven and played in the system…Be good #2 option at QB…

  45. By Kimble/Slice on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    When we drafted alex i was excited. Look how many rookie quaterbacks that have came into the league and taken off their first season i just don’t think he has what it takes to play quaterback or better take this team to the next level sorryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  46. By Kimble/Slice on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    But glad we braught back DG

  47. By 49erssbc on Aug 11, 2011 | Reply

    sorry, but if alex doesn’t prove that he can help this team this year, i want him gone without consideration of a resign. he has already had too many oppritunities to show his worth. those few good games have been the only thing that has kept him around. also very happy that we got goldson, i thought they were going to get rid of him

  48. By mata on Aug 13, 2011 | Reply

    just throwing it out their lofa tatupu? leave alex the job theirs no good veterans out their even available

  49. By 49ers4ever on Aug 18, 2011 | Reply

    dashon goldson is a great young player…ssooo glad we got him back i thought that was our biggest free agent we needed back or franklin. imagine whitner if he can make the change to free safety where hes smackin people and goldson back at strong safety. 2 great players…1 veteran 1 young…one hits people tttooo hard and the other is a quick ball hawk….deadly combo if you ask me

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