NFL free agency doesn’t unofficially start until midnight tonight, but once the clock strikes twelve, many phones around the country will begin to ring. One of those phones belongs to Dashon Goldson and the team on the other line will be the Philadelphia Eagles. According to Jordan Raanan and multiple league sources, the Eagles are going to pursue Dashon Goldson in an effort to re-energize their defense.
Interestingly enough, the last remnant of the Eagles last splurge on defensive players could end up accounting for a majority of Goldson’s salary in Philly. Nnamdi Asomugha is set to to released by the Eagles if he can’t come to terms with lowering his salary and his release would get the Eagles to roughly $40 million in terms of money they can play with.
To further that little connection, Goldson’s agent Ben Dogra also represents Asomugha.
Goldson is expected to be one of the hottest commodities when free agency kicks off unofficially at midnight tonight, so don’t expect the Eagle to lock down a deal early in the weekend. The Cincinnati Bengals have shown an interest in Goldson and many other teams will at least sip out of Goldson’s cup to see what it would take to sign him.
There is a chance the Eagles draft Dee Milliner in the first round, meaning if they sign Goldson they’ll have instantly upgraded their secondary from what it was last season and if they somehow restructure Asomuha’s salary, the Eagles are right back to a Dream Team caliber defensive secondary.
All of that is a pipe dream at the moment, but when the smoke clears, the Eagles won’t be standing very far away from Goldson.