Dashon Goldson to sign

According to Pro Football Talk, The 49ers will resign Safety Dashon Goldson to a one-year contract.

This is a good thing for three reasons.

  1. You can never have enough good players on a football team, and now the Niners have four good safeties – Goldson, Donte Whitner, Madieu Williams, and Reggie Smith.
  2. It protects the team from injury. On Saturday Reggie Smith removed himself from practice – coach Harbaugh said he “felt something that limited him the rest of the day.” Then Smith wrote on twitter last night, “Everything happens for a reason and I believe it. Just wished it wouldn’t have happened right now. But with God on my side I know it will be OK.” If Smith is indeed hurt, Goldson can start at free safety and the Niners won’t miss a beat.
  3. It creates competition. Harbaugh always talks about how competition is a good thing, and he and Baalke have set up good competition at a few positions now, Safety being the major one. It’s a bit puzzling that they really haven’t taken this approach with the quarterbacks.

Trent Baalke is showing he’s a good business man. Fans get emotional over players, and players get emotional over business, as we saw from some snarky Goldson tweets, but it’s just a business, and Baalke didn’t take anything personally. He made a good business move bringing Goldson back for a one-year deal.


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