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NFL Trade Rumors: Dashon Goldson also available in trade

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are holding a fire sale, with Dashon Goldson the latest name to be floated.

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The Philadelphia Eagles are looking for a safety, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are willing to trade Dashon Goldson for the right price, according to Ian Rapoport. That report joins earlier rumors about trade interest for Vincent Jackson, and Doug Martin's availability.

Why this makes sense

Dashon Goldson has been up-and-down over the past two seasons, with injuries further sapping his usefulness. He's a solid safety, overall, but he's not worth what the Bucs are paying him. And with the team essentially out of the playoff race this season and his likely being cut in the next two seasons given his contract, trading Goldson would get the Bucs something in return for an asset that isn't all that useful.

Why this doesn't make sense

The very same reason the Bucs may want to trade Dashon Goldson are why other teams probably wouldn't be overly interested in him. He has some $4 million in compensation left this season, and another $3 million in guaranteed money on a $7.5 million salary next year.

That's a fairly hefty sum for a solid but not great safety, especially so if a team has to also give up a draft pick for the privilege of paying Goldson all that money.

Probability: not very high