With the 49ers recent signing of safety Donte Whitner, it looks like incumbent starter and free agent Dashon Goldson could be the odd man out. It doesn't appear that the 49ers are looking to re-sign Goldson, and he recently tweeted:
Sorry guys thanx for all ur support but not gonna be back. See ya
John Clayton was on both the Bob and Groz Show and the Kevin Calabro Show (710 ESPN) today and in both appearances suggested that the Seahawks could and should have interest in the free agent safety. Clayton lists him as one of the best remaining free agents, and mentioned that "You're talking about a very, very good safety."
A 6'2, 205 lb free safety, Goldson showed promise and had a very good 2009, notching 90 tackles, 4 interceptions, and 6 passes defensed and the 49ers organization and fans had high hopes for him going into last season. He failed to live up to those expectations though, playing through injuries and registering 80 tackles, 5 passes defensed, but only 1 interception.
If the Seahawks did wish to sign Goldson, a former University of Washington Husky, he'd round out a very talented and young group of safeties including Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, and rookie Mark LeGree. He'd be the senior member of the group at 27 years old, and could provide experience and veteran leadership to a very untested group. At worst he could be a rotational and versatile player for the Hawks and this late in the game he's unlikely to break the bank.
It should be noted that it's likely this is just dot-connecting by John Clayton: Seahawks personnel executive Scot McCloughan was San Francisco's GM when they drafted Goldson in 2007, he played his college ball here, and he's got a connection to current Seahawks Roy Lewis and Isaiah Stanback.