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Bucs get their man: Goldson signs $41 million deal



Free-agent All-Pro safety Dashon Goldson has agreed to a massive, five-year contract with the Bucs, meaning the Bucs have landed their top free-agent.

The deal calls for Goldson to make an average of $8.25 million per year and contains $22 million in guaranteed money. With a maximum value of $41 million, it will make Goldson one of the highest paid players at his position.

Goldson was on a private jet sent by the Bucs shortly after the NFL’s free-agent signing period began Tuesday afternoon.

Goldosn is immediately expected to take over as the team’s starting free safety, playing alongside 2012 first-round pick Mark Barron, the strong safety.

That puts veteran Ronde Barber’s future in question, as he’s been offered a chance to return but certainly will have to give way to Goldson.

The Bucs have called a 4 p.m. press conference where Goldson will be introduced to the media.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 3:27pm]


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