Deadline nears for Goldson, 49ers to reach new deal

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Deadline nears for Goldson, 49ers to reach new deal

If the 49ers and Pro Bowl safety Dashon Goldson do not arrive at an agreement on a multi-year contract by 1 p.m. today, he must play for the 49ers this season on a one-year deal.Then, it would become a matter of when he signs his one-year, 6.212 million franchise tender. One would think he would not miss much -- if any -- training camp.REWIND: Will Goldson, 49ers come to terms?
After all, the 49ers open the regular season at the Green Bay Packers, and Goldson better be ready to face Aaron Rodgers or his drive for a long-term contract next year will get off to a bad start.If no deal is struck by today's deadline, Goldson will still make more in salary this season than he made during his first five NFL seasons combined. But he would not be eligible to sign a long-term deal with the 49ers until after the final regular-season game.Goldson would be scheduled for free agency for the third consecutive year. But the 49ers could also slap the franchise tag on him next year at a one-year price of 120 percent of his 2012 salary -- or 7.45 million. (The team's other most-likely franchise candidate is nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga.)
There are plenty of templates in place for the 49ers and Goldson to strike a multi-year agreement. Recently, two franchise players signed new multi-year deals. Michael Griffin signed a five-year, 35 million deal with the Tennessee Titans, while the Raiders and Tyvon Branch reportedly agreed to a four year, 26.6 million deal.

Agent: 49ers to re-sign running back DuJuan Harris

Agent: 49ers to re-sign running back DuJuan Harris

PHOENIX – Free-agent running back DuJuan Harris will re-sign with the 49ers, his agent said.

Harris, 28, appeared in 10 games for the 49ers last season with one start. He rushed for 138 yards on 38 attempts. He also caught eight passes for 115 yards.

Harris has also seen time with Jacksonville, Green Bay and Seattle in his four-year NFL career.

The 49ers did not tender Harris as a restricted free agent, but agent Andy Simms revealed his client will re-sign with the 49ers via Twitter. Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley and defensive lineman Chris Jones are the only other free agents the 49ers have re-signed.

Bruce Allen: Kirk Cousins will play for Washington in 2017

Bruce Allen: Kirk Cousins will play for Washington in 2017

PHOENIX – Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins will continue to be Washington’s quarterback for the 2017 season, according to team president Bruce Allen.

“That’s why we franchised him, yes,” Allen said during an interview with CSN Mid-Atlantic at the NFL owners meetings.

Cousins and Washington did not reach agreement on a multi-year contract extension before the start of the free-agent signing period. Washington tagged Cousins as the organization’s exclusive franchise player, taking him off the free-agent market for any interested clubs, such as the 49ers.

Cousins is set to earn $23.94 million in 2017, unless the sides agree to a new deal before the July 15 deadline. The price for Cousins to be franchised again in 2018 would be $34.47 million.

"We’ve had a lot of dialogue," Allen said. "He signed his tender. Obviously, we have an option for the ’18 season. Our goal from the beginning has been long term. I'm still hopeful and confident we'll do it."

The 49ers with new coach Kyle Shanahan are expected to be interested in Cousins, but there have no trade talks with any teams, Allen said. Shanahan was Washington's offensive coordinator under his father, then-head coach Mike Shanahan, for Cousins' first two NFL seasons.

"I can't keep up with the rumors," Allen said. "Kirk and I have talked almost a dozen times this offseason, and we get to laugh when we hear these different rumors. We haven't talked to anyone."