Dashon Goldson
Dashon Goldson
34-Year-Old SafetyS
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a contract with the Falcons in December of 2016.
Re-signs with Atlanta
SAtlanta Falcons
December 20, 2016
Goldson re-signed Tuesday with the Falcons, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
ANALYSIS
With the Falcons placing Kemal Ishmael (shoulder) on injured reserve, Goldson, who was previously waived by Atlanta in October, will rejoin the team to help restore some depth at safety. The former All-Pro is just a backup player at this stage of his career, so don't expect him to play many snaps over the final two weeks of the regular season.
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Measurables Review
How do Dashon Goldson's measurables compare to other safeties?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
200 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.60 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.46 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.37 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
115 in
 
Bench Press
12 reps
 
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Goldson’s numbers and impact decreased after joining the Bucs in 2013, recording just one interception and one forced fumble over the last two seasons. Prior to his time in Tampa Bay, he was a force in the secondary for the 49ers, and the Redskins hope he will regain that form once again. New GM Scot McCloughan is familiar with Goldson from their time together on the west coast, possibly influencing the team’s decision to sign the veteran safety. It’s unclear if his lack of production in Tampa was due to environment or diminished skills, but if it’s the latter he won’t be with the team long.
With 72 tackles, eight passes defensed, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 15 games played, Goldson did not have the impact year in 2013 the Bucs hoped for after signing him away from the 49ers for big money. He will be recovering from offseason ankle surgery entering 2014 and will be pushed for his starting spot by free agent Major Wright.
Goldson totaled just 66 tackles in 2012, and just 64 in 2011, but those low numbers were primarily the result of playing center field for the 49ers. Goldson should be closer to the action in Tampa Bay. This is particularly true given he's leaving behind a fairly run-heavy NFC West for an NFC South division featuring Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Cam Newton. Ronde Barber totaled 92 tackles and four interceptions while playing across from safety Mark Barron last year, so Goldson should have a legitimate chance to approach triple-digit tackles, like he did when he posted 94 tackles in 2009.
Despite playing in a highly effective defense on a team whose offense had the fifth-highest time of possession last year, Goldson made the most of his modest snap count and finished the year with 67 tackles (55 solo) and six interceptions in just 14 games. If you include his two playoff games, in fact, you get a 16-game total of 83 tackles (70 solo) and seven interceptions, as well as 12 passes defended. Given that he posted those numbers despite a less than ideal situation for IDP production, it's difficult to doubt Goldson's ability produce as an IDP heading into 2012. He shouldn't change much as a player, and the circumstances around him realistically can only get better.
Goldson's 80-tackle, one-interception season in 2010 was largely a disappointment, especially when you consider how he totaled 94 tackles and four interceptions in 2009. If he bounces back to his 2009-level production this year, though, Goldson figures to be a decent IDP bargain in some leagues. He’ll likely remain unchallenged as a starter for San Francisco, and it looks like last year’s numbers might be the worst-case scenario for him. His ceiling isn’t especially high, but considering how late he might be available, he has more bargain potential than most this year.
In his first season as a starter, Goldson rocketed to the top of the IDP rankings with a combination of quarterback pressure (two sacks), ball-hawking (four INTs), big plays (three forced fumbles) and a healthy number of stops (94 tackles). He’ll be back as the Niners’ starting free safety in 2010 and should be able to build on last season’s breakout performance in an improving defense.
Goldson will start at free safety.
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Released by Falcons
SFree Agent
October 19, 2016
Goldson was released by the Falcons on Wednesday.
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Inactive Monday
SAtlanta Falcons
Coach's Decision
September 26, 2016
Goldson (coaches decision) is inactive for Monday's matchup with the Saints.
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Active Sunday versus Bucs
SAtlanta Falcons
Hamstring
September 11, 2016
Goldson (hamstring) is active Sunday versus the Bucs.
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Questionable for Sunday
SAtlanta Falcons
Hamstring
September 9, 2016
Goldson (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's season opener against the Buccaneers.
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Limited in practice
SAtlanta Falcons
Hamstring
September 8, 2016
Goldson (hamstring) was limited in practice on Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
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