It was an active day around the league. We lost one of our key defenders from our successful defense in Dashon Goldson. I had held out hope that the market would never eventuate and 'The Hawk' would return. But, as my friend's dad always said, "you can $h!t in one hand and wish in the other, and guess which hand fills up first." Ah, wishes.
In positive news, the team signed former Kansas City Chief DT Glenn Dorsey to a reported 2-year, $7 million contract. It is rumored to be incentive-laden. Dorsey was a former high draft pick who never eventuated. Baalke loves these kinds of players and in Harbaalke we trust. Donte Whitner instantly comes to mind. Whitner was a former high pick of the Bills, who flourished when he came over. A player like Dorsey will be made better by playing around an All-Pro supporting cast. It doesn't matter how many blocks a DT can eat if the rest of the team can't finish the job. Welcome.
Dashon Goldson Gone
Dashon Goldson got the payday he was after. It was never going to come from the 49ers and I think both sides have known that for a long time. Tampa Bay has swept him off of his feet with a private jet, offered $8 million per year, and so he is gone. Thank you Hawk for your time, your effort on every play, and good luck moving forward. | Dashon Goldson agrees to five-year deal with Tampa Bay (Inman)
Glenn Dorsey Signing
And to counteract yesterday's Isaac Sopoaga defection, the 49ers have signed Glenn Dorsey, a younger, cheaper, former high draft choice version. He'll most likely bounce around the line. He visited Santa Clara and signed a contract without leaving. | Glenn Dorsey agrees to deal with 49ers (PFT)
As with any free agent, I'll take them on the team, at the right price. From the top to the bottom, best to worst, if the price is right...get him. So when the signing of Dorsey was announced, the first thing that came to mind, was great, but what's the deal worth. Thankfully we have a great front office. | Dorsey deal is of the short-term variety: two years (Inman)
Mike Sando tackles the question about where Glenn Dorsey will play for the 49ers. He did not have overwhelming success as a 3-4 defensive end for the Chiefs. What will we do with him? What is his role? | Glenn Dorsey and 3-4 questions for 49ers (Sando)
Glenn Dorsey eager to compete in SF (49ers.com)
Assorted DB Rumors
We need help! That's what everyone, me included, have been screaming since the end of the postseason. How about a dissenting opinion? | Dispelling the myth of the 49ers' ailing secondary (BASG)
How do people feel about Nnamdi Asomugha? He's already made a ton of money, so if he's willing to play for cheap on a short deal to prove he's still got something to give (a real possibility), then I wouldn't mind signing him. Those are a lot of ifs. | Four teams in play for Nnamdi (PFT)
Mutual interest between Asomugha, 49ers (Maiocco)
Louis Delmas will visit with 49ers (49erswebzone)
49ers free agency update: Safety edition (Barrows)
Assorted Free Agency News
Matt Maiocco updates the 49ers' needs after a busy first day of free agency. | 49ers have needs to fill after Day 1 (Maiocco)
Allowing players to leave via free agency rather than get into a bidding war or overpay for them is one of the preferred tactics of our extremely successful front office. The article even quotes our very own James Brady. | Departures are part of 49ers' grand plan (NBC)
Delanie Walker moves on to Tennessee (49ers.com)
Recent 49ers free agency additions (49ers.com)
Assorted 49ers News
Who's the guy on the 49ers that you hear the least about? He never gets press, he does his job, at a Pro-Bowl level, no less. If someone asked you to list all the 49ers...he might show up somewhere around last. | 49ers long-snapper Brian Jennings wants to play until he's 45 (BASG)
Mel Kiper has the 49ers taking Datone Jones, DE from UCLA, in his latest mock draft. I don't know if this was written before or after the Dorsey signing. A lot of people in the know would love for us to get Jones. | 2013 Kiper mock 3.0: 49ers thoughts (Sando)
49ers overwhelmed with draft choices (49erswebzone)
Daniel Kilgore to start Food City 500 (49ers.com)
Delanie Walker on 95.7 The Game (49ers.com)
Ted Robinson on 95.7 The Game (49ers.com)
Conference call: DL Glenn Dorsey (49ers.com)
49 in 49: Tavon Austin (49ers.com)
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