Dashon Goldson expects to return to 49ers

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Dashon Goldson played under the franchise tag this season and the San Francisco 49ers safety doesn’t see any reason why he will not return to the club in 2013.

It’s impossible to say at this point of the Niners will play tag with Goldson again or if he will receive the kind of long-term extension all players ultimately seek. But while preparing for Super Bowl XLVII, Goldson said he expects to be around next season.

“We haven't spoken anything about a contract, but I don't see why I wouldn't be around,” Goldson said, according to Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News.

The Niners tagged Goldson for $6.212 million this season. He was selected as a Pro Bowl player for the second straight season and received first team All-Pro honors as well. The price for tagging Goldson again rises by 120 percent to $7.454 million. Or the Niners could think about a multi-year deal.

“Those guys understand what I've done, and how can you say I don't deserve anything I might receive,” Goldson said.

First, there is one big game remaining.

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