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Redskins Trade for Dashon Goldson

NFL via Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded safety Dashon Goldson to the Washington Redskins for a sixth-round draft pick in 2016.

Goldson began his career with the San Francisco 49ers, and was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2011 and 2012 seasons. The Bucs signed Goldson to a five-year, $41 million contract in 2013, but he never quite lived up to his billing with Tampa Bay, which also sent a 2016 seventh-round draft pick to the Redskins in the deal.

Goldson issued a series of statements on Twitter to fans of both the Bucs and Redskins.

"To Buc Nation, I'm sorry things didn't workout the way we both wanted them to," Goldson said. "... I've learned a lot in the 2 yrs spent there and it has been an honor to be part of the Buc nation, to play for the buccaneers and share my time with the community."

Goldson is the 10th former Pro Bowler traded this offseason, among them LeSean McCoyBrandon Marshall and Jimmy Graham.

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Buccaneers Dashon Goldson Suspended One Game

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NFL suspended Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson one game without pay Monday for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White last Sunday.

Goldson is suspended for next Sunday's game versus Detroit which will cost him a $264,705 game check.

This is the third time this season Goldson has been disciplined for an illegal hit. Goldson was fined $30,000 for a Week 1 hit to the head on New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith. The very next week, Goldson received a one-game suspension for a hit on New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles, but Goldson appealed that suspension and won, having it reduced to a $100,000 fine.
The 29-year-old Goldson signed with the Buccaneers this offseason after spending his first six seasons with San Francisco. He has 50 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble this season.

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Buccaneers' Dashon Goldson Wins Appeal, Won't Be Suspended

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Dashon Goldson took on the NFL and he won. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety won his appeal and will not be suspended for the team's game against the New England Patriots Sunday.

Goldson was originally suspended for his hit on New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles this past Sunday as a result of a helmet-to-helmet hit.

Even though he avoided suspension, the NFL will still fine Goldson $100,000 for the hit. The NFL had already fined Goldson $30,000 for his hit to New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland.

Part of why Goldson has had to deal with such harsh treatment by the NFL is largely due to his history. Since 2010, Goldson has drawn 15 personal fouls, which is more than any other player in the NFL during that span.

This is Goldson's first season with the Buccaneers. During the offseason, he signed a five-year deal with the Buccaneers worth $41.25 million. He spent the first six years of his career with the San Francisco 49ers.

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Buccaneers Goldson Suspended One Game by NFL

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson was suspended one game without pay by the NFL Monday for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Saints running back Darren Sproles during Sunday's game.

Goldson, who was fined last week for his hit on Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland, will attempt to appeal the suspension, according to ESPN.

"You had an unobstructed path to your opponent," NFL vice president of football operations Merton Hanks wrote in a letter to Goldson telling him of the suspension. "It is clear that you lowered your head and unnecessarily rammed the left side of your helmet into the left side of your opponent's head. You delivered a forceful blow with your helmet and made no attempt whatsoever to wrap up your opponent or make a conventional tackle on the play. This illegal contact clearly could have been avoided."

Since 2010, Goldson has had 15 personal foul penalties called against him, the most in the NFL.

Goldson played his first six NFL seasons with the San Francisco 49ers before signing a five-year, $41.25 million contract with Tampa this offseason.

The soon to be 29-year-old Goldson has 16 tackles this season.

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Safety Dashon Goldson Becoming a Leader in Tampa Bay

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed safety Dashon Goldson during the offseason for his All-Pro ability on the field.

Goldson spent his first six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and emerged as one of the best defensive backs in the NFL, earning NFL All-Pro honors in 2012. He wound up signing a five-year deal with the Buccaneers for $41.25 million. So far, it has been money well spent.

"He keeps those two young corners out there just working and no one asked him to do that, and that's just what veterans need to do," Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said. "I mean, you start looking at our veterans here now, guys like Dashon, and we have some that I can lean on and I think the organization can lean on and you need that, so I'm glad he's ours. He cares a lot."

In Schiano's first year in Tampa Bay, the team ranked first in the NFL in stopping the pass, but dead last in stopping the run.

The team's secondary is expected to be much improved after signing Goldston and trading for cornerback Darrelle Revis.

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Nnamdi Asomugha Agrees to Join 49ers

Chris Trotman/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) --Nnamdi Asomugha is headed back to the bay area.

The 31-year-old Asomugha has agreed to a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers that is worth up to $3 million.

Asomugha played his first eight-seasons in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders where he was a three-time Pro Bowler. In 2011 he signed a five-year, $60 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he was deemed a disappointment, eventually leading to his release this offseason.

While Asomugha has played almost his entire NFL career at cornerback, it is conceivable he'll be moved to safety. The Niners lost Pro Bowl safety Dashon Goldson to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason and need to replace him.

Asomugha played safety for most of his college career at California.

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NFL Franchise-Tag Roundup

National Football League(NEW YORK) -- On Friday, a slew of franchise tags were given out around the NFL. The franchise tag is a one-year contract that pays that player the top-five salary average of his respective position. More importantly, the franchise tag prohibits a player from hitting the free agent market. If another team wants to sign a team's "franchise player," then they must give up to two first-round draft picks.

The Baltimore Ravens have designated running back Ray Rice as their "franchise player." In 2011, Rice ran for 1,364 yards while also scoring 12 touchdowns. Rice just finished his fourth season in the NFL, all with the Ravens, and made the pro bowl for the second time in his career. He would earn $7.7 million if he signs his tender.

The Washington Redskins put the franchise tag on tight end Fred Davis. Davis just wrapped up his fourth season in the NFL, catching 59 passes for 796 yards while also pulling in three touchdowns. He will make about $5.4 million next season if he signs the tender.

The Arizona Cardianls placed their franchise tag on defensive end Calais Campbell. Campbell just finished his fourth season with the team. He compiled 72 tackles and eight sacks for the Cardinals in 2011. He would be due around $11 million next season if he signs his tender.

The San Francisco 49ers have designated safety Dashon Goldson as their "franchise player." Goldson has spent five seasons in the NFL, all with the 49ers. This past season, he recorded 67 tackles and also had six interceptions. If Goldson signs his tender, he would receive roughly $6.2 million next season.

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49ers Reward GM Baalke With A Three-Year Extension

NFL via Getty Images(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) -- After a 13-3 season including a trip to the NFC Championship Game, the San Francisco 49ers have decided to give general manager Trent Baalke a three-year contract extension that will run through the 2016 season.

After the team went just 6-10 in 2010, Baalke made numerous key moves that led to their recent run of success. He hired NFL Coach of the Year Jim Harbaugh, signed All-Pro kicker David Akers, signed cornerback Carlos Rodgers, brought in safety Donte Whitner, and re-signed safety Dashon Goldson.

"Trent has distinguished himself as the man to direct our football operations for years to come," 49ers CEO Jed York said. "Since taking over as general manager last January, we have made great strides on the football field under Trent's leadership."

Baalke has been a part of the 49ers organization since 2005.

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