Goldson: 'I'll still be a 49er'

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Goldson: 'I'll still be a 49er'

Safety Dashon Goldson, the 49ers' franchise player, has lived a solitary life this offseason as his teammates gathered regularly for workouts at the team's Santa Clara practice facility."It's been kind of lonely," Goldson said Tuesday in an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio's "Late Hits.""I'd love to be there with my teammates, without a doubt. Unfortunately I'm on the business side of things (right now). It's just one of those things. But I'm feeling good."Instead of being under the direction of 49ers strength and conditioning coach Mark Uyeyama and his staff, Goldson said he has taken the opportunity to work with a number of different trainers throughout the country."I'm at a stage where I've been in the league going on six years now and I've been training for a while," Goldson said. "So it's good to go and bounce around and see what other trainers have.""I'm in a position where I want to accomplish a lot. Just be there and be that guy for my team. And I haven't been there all offseason so I'm sure they're working hard and I got to do the same thing."Goldson tied cornerback Carlos Rogers for the 49ers lead with six interceptions last season. Goldson earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl.
Goldson is set to earn 6.212 million for the 2012 season as the 49ers' franchise player. He and the 49ers have until Monday to work out a multi-year contract extension. If the sides fail to reach a long-term deal, Goldson can only sign the one-year deal with the 49ers. Then, they would not be able to negotiate a contract extension until after the final regular-season game.REWIND: 49ers use franchise tag on Dashon Goldson
"Any guy would love a long-term, six years," Goldson said. "I played on a one-year (contract) last year after a four-year deal. One year is not what any football player wants because we all know what we put our bodies through and what we do for our football teams and stuff like that."But it's all good. . . . I just hope something will get done. And if not, I'll still be a 49er."

After signing with Giants, Draughn pens long thank you to 49ers

After signing with Giants, Draughn pens long thank you to 49ers

Shaun Draughn is now a member of the New York Giants, but he won't ever forget his brief stint with the 49ers. The running back posted a long thank you to the organization and its fans on Thursday:

"I want to say thank you to the @49ers for giving my family and I a place to call home, a chance to be apart of an organization with rich history, class and a passion for family and community," Draughn posted on Instagram. "You guys gave me my first EVER NFL start on November 8,2015 and I will cherish that moment and milestone forever.

"Thank you to all the support staff, cooks(man Ima miss those crispies in the morning lol Travis and the fellas) , custodians (my man Joe keep planting those spiritual seeds my brotha), equipment (Doc, Steve, Gilby, and the crew) trainers( Ferg, ryan, Laura) pastor Earl thank you so much for your time and pouring into us spiritually. Coaches(coach Tom Rathman thank you for having a high standard for your players and forcing me to get better at my craft) and to the Niner Faithful you guys are great and very passionate about your team you made this a great experience as well!! To my teammates I love y'all like brothas and thank you for welcoming me in with open arms and making it a pleasure to go to war with y'all no matter the record!!"

Draughn, 29, averaged 3.1 yards per carry over two seasons with the 49ers, totaling 459 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. 

I want to say thank you to the @49ers for giving my family and I a place to call home, a chance to be apart of an organization with rich history, class and a passion for family and community. You guys gave me my first EVER NFL start on November 8,2015 and I will cherish that moment and milestone forever. Thank you to all the support staff, cooks(man Ima miss those crispies in the morning lol Travis and the fellas) , custodians (my man Joe keep planting those spiritual seeds my brotha), equipment (Doc, Steve, Gilby, and the crew) trainers( Ferg, ryan, Laura) pastor Earl thank you so much for your time and pouring into us spiritually. Coaches(coach Tom Rathman thank you for having a high standard for your players and forcing me to get better at my craft) and to the Niner Faithful you guys are great and very passionate about your team you made this a great experience as well!! To my teammates I love y'all like brothas and thank you for welcoming me in with open arms and making it a pleasure to go to war with y'all no matter the record!! To the @nygiants I want to say thank you for allowing me to be apart of such a first class organization!! I am excited to go to work in the quest for #5 and to the Fans I can assure you, you will get my ABSOLUTE best and nothing less, put a stamp on it‼️‼️ thank you God for ALWAYS making a way!! #Proverbs3:5-6 #BigBlue #GMen

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Report: 49ers free agent ILB signing with rival Seahawks

Report: 49ers free agent ILB signing with rival Seahawks

Michael Wilhoite has spent his whole five-year NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers.

But now the free agent inside linebacker is reportedly switching sides in the NFC West rivalry. Wilhoite is set to sign with the Seattle Seahawks, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. 

Terms of the deal are unknown at this time. 

Wilhoite, 30, played in all 16 games last season for the 49ers, starting in only six. In 2016 he recorded 55 tackles, 30 less than 2015 in four less games, and forced one fumble. 

After earning a promotion from the 49ers' practice squad in 2012, Wilhoite's career in the Bay Area comes to an end with 268 tackles and three interceptions in 65 games.