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Reports of Dashon Goldson's demise seem to have been exaggerated

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were expected to cut Dashon Goldson after they signed Chris ConteJoeBucsFan reported that the Bucs planned to say goodbye to their overpaid starting safety, saving $4 million in the process. But as of today, Goldson is still on the roster, set to compete for the starting job at free safety.

But that doesn't mean he won't be cut. There's no deadline to be met, and as long as they cut him before the first day of the start of the season, they'll save the same $4 million. Giving Goldson the opportunity to earn his paycheck has no real downside. If he does, yay. If he doesn't, they can always cut him anyway. Win-win.

The same goes for Michael Koenen and any other expensive player on the roster. There's no urgency there, especially so because the Bucs have plenty of cap room right now -- owing, in large part, to their failure to fill their needs in free agency.

So don't expect Dashon Goldson to be cut immediately. Or Koenen. Or anyone else. There's no need for the Bucs to do so.