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February 24, 2012
Goldson parts ways with agent Rosenhaus


The 49ers have not begun negotiating with soon-to-be free agent Dashon Goldson's agent because, well, Goldson currently doesn't have an agent. According to the NFL Players Association, Goldson's contract with agent Drew Rosenhaus expired earlier this month and Goldson has not yet hired a replacement. The association did not know who had replaced Rosenhaus as Goldson's agent, and it's likely that Goldson currently is shopping for one.

Goldson hired Rosenhaus in 2010 in an effort to secure a lucrative, long-term contract. Goldson was impressed with the five-year, $37 million deal Rosenhaus secured for safety Antrel Rolle with the New York Giants.

Goldson, however, failed to get a similar offer when he hit the free-agent market last summer. The 49ers offered him a five-year, $25 million deal, but Goldson and Rosenhaus turned it down in the belief that there were richer offers available. There were not, and Goldson ended up signing a one-year, $2 million contract with the 49ers instead.

Goldson again is seeking a large, multi-year contract this year. He had the best season of his career in 2011, finishing with six interceptions and earning his first pro-bowl nod. The 49ers, meanwhile, have the option of retaining him with the franchise tag, which would cost them $6.2 million.

-- Matt Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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