According to multiple sources including CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco the San Francisco 49ers will use their franchise tag on safety Dashon Goldson, with the team possibly making it official on Friday.
Goldson will make around $6.2 million in 2012 on this one-year deal. The Niners ultimately decided on Goldson instead of cornerback Carlos Rogers who's franchise tag would come at around $10.6 million for one year.
The team was looking at trying to sign Goldson to a long-term deal, who recently fired super agent Drew Rosenhaus and moved over to CAA sports to represent him. Maiocco also noted that it was never an option to try and tag Alex Smith, who's tag price would have been upwards of $14 million.
Goldson finished up the 2011 season with 67 tackles, six interceptions and a forced fumble.
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