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Report: Goldson On Eagles' Radar

Posted Mar 8, 2013

The Eagles are expected to have interest in San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson when free agency officially begins at 4 PM on Tuesday, according to Jordan Raanan of NJ.com.

Citing multiple league sources, Raanan reported that the Eagles' level of interest in the All-Pro safety will be determined by the price tag. The 28-year-old Goldson played under the franchise tag in 2012 and had no interest in playing on another one-year contract. The Eagles can reach out to Goldson’s agent to start talks if they choose, but cannot come to terms on an agreement until Tuesday at the earliest. There are no indications whether the Eagles have spoken to or will speak with Goldson’s representation.

Goldson has been a key anchor in one of the league's best defenses earning Pro Bowl honors in each of the past two seasons and All-Pro honors for the first time in 2012. According to NFL.com's stats, Goldson had 69 tackles, three interceptions, 11 passes defensed and a forced fumble last year. The 6-2, 200-pound Goldson is reportedly seeking to make around $8 million per season, which the Eagles could afford if they choose as they are reportedly $32 million under the salary cap as of Friday per Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun.

Goldson would be expected to help a secondary which has struggled mightily in the past two seasons. Over the past two seasons, the Eagles have allowed 60 passing touchdowns including a league-high 33 in 2012.

It's not a surprise to see Goldson's name connected to Philadelphia after former 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble joined the Eagles as vice president of player personnel.

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