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