Redskins Acquire Dashon Goldson in Trade With Bucs

Redskins Acquire Dashon Goldson in Trade With Bucs

Redskins Acquire Dashon Goldson in Trade With Bucs

According to sources, the Washington Redskins have traded a 2016 sixth-round draft pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for veteran safety Dashon Goldson. The Redskins also received a 2016 seventh-round pick in the deal.

Goldson, 30, is a two-time Pro Bowl selection (2011, 2012), and in 2012 was named a first-team All-Pro with the San Francisco 49ers, when he recorded 69 tackles, 11 passes defensed, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.

In eight career seasons Goldson has recorded 499 tackles with three sacks, 43 passes defensed, 15 interceptions, six forced fumbles and one defensive touchdown. He will likely start at free safety for the Redskins in 2015.

The move all but closes the door on current free-agent Brandon Meriweather’s days as a Redskins player.

Goldson (6-2, 200 lbs) joins a Redskins roster that now has 7 safeties, including likely strong safety starter Jeron Johnson, Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith, Akeem Davis, Duke Ihenacho, Trenton Robinson and Phillip Thomas.

New Redskins GM Scot McCloughan drafted Goldson out of Washington in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft for the San Francisco 49ers.

One interesting thing to note, Goldson’s contract had him set to make $8 million in 2015 with bonuses. According to reports, the Buccaneers have agreed to pay his remaining $4 million dollar guarantee, meaning the Redskins will only be on the hook for his contract salary.

Having that type of contract leverage means the Redskins will be able to cut Goldson at any time and it not cost the team anything extra.

Below is a video featuring Goldson.

Redskins Acquire Dashon Goldson in Trade With Bucs

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