Falcons Cut S Dashon Goldson

The Falcons announced that they have released safety Dashon Goldson. To fill his spot on the roster, Atlanta signed defensive lineman Cliff Matthews. The team also inked linebacker Josh Keyes to the practice squad. Dashon Goldson (vertical)

Goldson, 32, signed a one-year, $1.5MM deal with the Falcons, though only $250K of that sum was guaranteed. This year, he suited up for four games, but did not record an official statistic. The veteran has regressed significantly since his glory days with the 49ers. Goldson broke out as a leading free safety in 2009 with San Francisco and went on to earn his first career Pro Bowl nod in 2011. In 2012, his contract year, he garnered another Pro Bowl selection along with his first career First-Team All-Pro nod.

He signed a monster contract with the Bucs in the spring of 2013, but he was unable to deliver. After spending 2015 with the Redskins and old friend Scot McCloughan, Goldson returned to the NFC South. Today, he finds himself back on the open market.

Matthews broke into the league as a seventh-round pick of the Falcons in 2011. The South Carolina product has appeared in 32 games for Atlanta since then.

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  1. Larry

    I think the Falcons have a good team this year. I have been a fan since they first started in the league, and have been waiting for a Super Bowl win ever since. I think they are on the right track. I just wish every player had the heart and talent that Tommy Nobis displayed.

  2. John Dial

    I’m a Falcons fan from inception. I’m proud of this team. They don’t quit till the 60 minutes are all gone. They still have some imperfect areas, but they sure work the rules to improve. Just hope the players know that their fans love them.

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