Buccaneers trade safety Dashon Goldson to Redskins

Updated: April 3, 2015
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Washington Redskins new general manager Scot McCloughan is doing his best to reinvent a defensive minded football team in Washington.

He is also doing so by acquiring a few former players that he managed while in San Francisco. The latest name to be added to the Redskins’ defense, safety Dashon Goldson.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded Goldson and a 2016 seventh-round draft pick to the Redskins for a 2016 sixth-round pick.

Goldson was owed $7.5 million in 2015 and $4 million of that was guaranteed. The Buccaneers will pay him $3.5 million, while the Redskins have agreed to pay the other $4 million.

Washington was in desperate need of safety help this offseason, and they’ve now added Goldson — who’s a two-time Pro Bowler — and former Seattle Seahawks safety Jeron Johnson.

Goldson, 30, is a big, hard-hitting safety. He’s not the best in pass coverage, but he does bring an aggressive attitude to the football field.  He had just one interception in two seasons with the Buccaneers, but had 14 from 2009 to 2012 while playing with the 49ers.

Since 2009, he’s started in every game he’s appeared in, which proves that he’s a quality player at his position.

You have to applaud McCloughan for the job he’s doing in Washington. He’s had a complete focus on defense this offseason, acquiring Goldson, Johnson, former 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver and defensive linemen Terrance Knighton, Stephen Paea and Ricky Jean-Francois.



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