Goldson signs 49ers' franchise tender

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Safety Dashon Goldson signed his one-year, $6.212 million franchise tag tender Thursday, the training camp reporting day for the 49ers' veterans.
The sides were unable to agree on a multi-year deal by the deadline earlier this month, although Goldson had said he was "honored" to be given the team's franchise tag and was prepared to play for the one-year tender if a long-term contract wasn't reached.
"If I have to play for the tag, I'll play for the tag. But any guy would love long-term security," Goldson told SiriusXM NFL Radio earlier this month.
The 49ers reportedly offered Goldson a five-year, $25 million deal last offseason that he rejected, even bidding goodbye to his teammates and fans on Twitter before signing a one-year deal and returning to the team.
He capitalized on that one-year deal, earning his first Pro Bowl selection after recording a career-high six interceptions in 2011 to go along with 80 tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and nine passes defenses.
"All these one-year/one-year (contracts) is not what any player would want," Goldson told SiriusXM. "We know what we put our bodies through and what we do for our teams. But it's all good. There's no love lost or anything like that."
Goldson, 27, was a fourth-round pick by the 49ers in 2007.

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