Washington Releases Dashon Goldson

3:04pm: Washington has officially confirmed Goldson’s release.

12:55pm: Washington will release safety Dashon Goldson, according to Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com (on Twitter). Washington had hoped to restructure Goldson’s deal, but the two sides could not come to an agreement (link). Goldson is the latest in a long line of Washington vets to receive his pink slip today.Dashon Goldson (vertical)

Washington was said to value what Goldson can provide both on the field and in the locker room, but their valuation of him did not sync up with his own. Clearly, Goldson is not the same player that commanded a massive five-year contract worth $47.5MM with the Bucs prior to the 2013 season. In April of last year, the Bucs traded Goldson to Washington, where he quickly agreed to a restructured deal.

Goldson was slated to make $8MM with Washington this season, a price tag that was far too rich given the level of production he currently provides. His entire salary was non-guaranteed, meaning that it will all come off of Washington’s cap without fiscal repercussions.

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