By the time the clock struck 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon, it was official: the 49ers wouldn’t be using their franchise tag in 2013. Many viewed All-Pro safety Dashon Goldson as a the team’s top candidate to receive the franchise tag, which would keep him in San Francisco for at least one more season. Once the deadline passed without an agreement, Goldson and 49ers CEO Jed York interacted on Twitter, both stating their desire to work out a long-term deal.
The rest of Today’s Morning Tailgate looks at the latest reactions to the 49ers roster as the team approaches the league’s new calendar year on March 12 and the innovative front office.
Forbes.com spotlighted 49ers president Gideon Yu as part of the new breed of pro sports executives.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com gave his take on Goldson’s contract situation.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee examined the current 49ers roster situation with Goldson’s future in mind.
Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group analyzed the Goldson-49ers dynamic.
CSNBayArea.com listed the eight NFL players who received the franchise tag from their respective clubs.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com noted that all four NFC West clubs did not use their franchise tags.
Barrows shared comments from former NFL exec and current ESPN analyst Bill Polian on Delanie Walker and possible 49ers free agents.
Barrows listed possible options at safety for the 49ers should Goldson test out the free-agent market.
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