After Working Out With Patriots, Safety Dashon Goldson Re-Signs With 49ers

Ian Logue
August 8, 2011 at 10:51 am ET

With changes reportedly coming at the safety spot, what does that mean for Brandon Meriweather? (FILE:Icon/SMI)

Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe reported yesterday that 49ers safety Dashon Goldson visited Foxboro on Sunday for a workout, but it looks like he’s decided to stay out on the West Coast.

ProFootballTalk.com reports that the free agent has re-signed with his former team on a 1-year deal.

The safety position is one to watch in the coming weeks, with the team opting to part ways with Brandon McGowan, and they reportedly aren’t happy with the position.  Some reports suggest that Brandon Meriweather’s days may also be numbered, which could mean we could see more from what has already been an interesting start to this season here in New England.

Meriweather had his fair share of troubles last season, even admitting that he had been benched for trying to do things his way and “improvising” more than he should have.  Whether or not that’s enough to make Bill Belichick part ways with the safety remains to be seen, but it sounds like there are changes coming.


  • Professor Frink

    Where was it reported that Brandon Meriweather’s days could be numbered?

  • Tom Curran mentioned it in this column, and some have questioned a potential trade via Twitter. He’s in the final year of his contract, and all indications seem to be it doesn’t sound promising that he’ll be re-signed.

  • Professor Frink

    I don’t consider that “reporting.” That looks like baseless speculation to me. I’m not saying it’s not possible that they trade him, I just don’t think there is enough evidence to suggest the team is actively seeking to trade/replace him.

  • It’s definitely a tough subject. The reports on him being benched last year came as a surprise, and no one really knew what was going on until he admitted that he was “improvising” during practices during an interview on WEEI. From there it’s been all speculation. The odd thing is that he’s got a lot of respect from many of the guys in the locker room, but there’s definitely an odd buzz about him this year, especially as of late.

    I can only tell you what I’ve heard and what I’ve read. The only possibility I could see would be a potential trade, because there’s enough evidence to lead me to believe that as he heads into the final year of his deal, I just don’t think they’re going to re-sign him. So obviously it makes sense to try and get something for him.

    At this point it’s tough to guess what’s next. Although then again, had you asked me prior to the start of this season if we’d see Haynesworth, Ochcocinco, etc., I don’t think I would have believed any of that either.

  • Professor Frink

    I agree with you in that I don’t think it’s likely they will resign him, and I don’t really have an issue with you speculating that they made trade him, it doesn’t seem unreasonable. But I do have a problem with the line

    “Some reports suggest that Brandon Meriweather’s days may also be numbered”

    There are no reports of this. All you have is media members and people on twitter talking out of their rear-ends. As you alluded too, it’s extremely difficult to predict/understand their next move, and giving credence to such unreliable information isn’t a good idea IMHO.

    I’m honestly not trying to be a jerk or give you a hard time, I just think you can hold yourself to a higher standard.

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