Jan 30, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers free safety Dashon Goldson (38) addresses the media during a press conference in preparation for Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens at the Marriott New Orleans. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency Rumors: 49ers' Dashon Goldson Seeking $8 Million Per Year

San Francisco 49ers free agent safety Dashon Goldson is likely to hit the open market on March 12 and he will be looking to cash in a huge payday. Per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Goldson is expected to be seeking an average base salary of $8 million per year.

An $8 million annual figure would put Goldson in the second tier of safety contracts along with Eric Weddle of the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders’ Michael Huff.

One of the teams that could be willing to pay Goldson is the Green Bay Packers. Their situation at safety is up in the air and Goldson could provide a solid player in the defensive backfield, though he can be a liability in the passing game. His  310 tackles and 14 interceptions over the past four seasons would be welcomed into Green Bay.

“If (Green Bay) had a kid like that, he could put you in a position to have two of the best safeties in the league,” former NFL safety LeRoy Butler said of Goldson. “He has good size, good instincts, runs well and he’ll hit you. He’s one of the most complete safeties right now. But again, it’s definitely going to cost you some money.”

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Goldson would be a nice addition to the Packers, but it will be interesting to see if the Packers will open the checkbook for his services.

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com leading up to and throughout the NFL free agency period as we keep you up to date with the latest signing, news and rumors.

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