For the second time in two months, a young 49ers starter has hired notorious agent Drew Rosenhaus to represent him.
Safety Dashon Goldson, whose contract expires after the upcoming season, hired Rosenhaus, according to a league source and confirmed by the NFL Players Association. Goldson was previously represented by Peter Schaffer of All Pro Sports and Entertainment.
Rosenhaus was unavailable for comment.
In December, Rachal joined Rosenhaus Sports after leaving Eugene Parker, who serves as Michael Crabtree’s agent. Crabtree, the No. 10 pick in the draft, missed the first five regular-season games after a 71-day contract stalemate.
Rosenhaus was once described by Sports Illustrated as “the most hated man in football.” Yet, he has an amicable rapport with 49ers’ management. Rosenhaus also represents Frank Gore, Jason Hill, Demetric Evans, Moran Norris and Marcus Hudson.
Goldson has put himself in position for a nice payday with his next contract. As a first-year starter, Goldson got better as the season progressed. Goldson recorded four interceptions, three forced fumbles and two sacks.
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I just zipped through the Senior Bowl, and here are some quick observations:
–Santa Rosa native Koa Misi, a linebacker from Utah (6-3, 244), had a strong game. He forced a fumble and had a nice open-field tackle of Tim Tebow.
–Speaking of Tebow . . . I’m not saying he’s not going to make it in the NFL, but he has a lot of work to do. People always talk about his “leadership” and “intangibles.” All that is complete rubbish. I don’t care what kind of leadership skills he demonstrated in college. He can’t become a leader in the NFL unless he first becomes a sound NFL quarterback. And he’s going to have to invest a lot of time and effort into tearing down his mechanics to accomplish that.
–None of the QBs looked particularly impressive.
–The MVP of the game was Michigan defensive end Brandon Graham. He definitely stood out from the crowd.
–Idaho offensive lineman Mike Iupati drew raves from the NFL Network folks during the week of practices. But he looked awful in pass protection during the game. He didn’t move his feet and could’ve been called for holding on almost every pass play I saw.
–Missouri linebacker Sean Witherspoon made a big hit on the opening kickoff. And on defense he was pretty darn good, too.
–Saw some good and bad from Dexter McCluster and Javier Arenas. Plenty of teams will have McCluster rated as a third-rounder because of his size, but I doubt he’ll get outside the second round. Arenas looks better on returns than he does as a cornerback. Cornerback/special-teamer Devin McCourty of Rutgers does it all.
–I’m still not completely sold on Taylor Mays, but at least he made a play on the ball and came up with an interception. With two picks in the first round, his former coach should be able to grab him for the Seahawks.
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