Redskins trade for Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson

The Redskins made a move to improve their secondary on Friday morning by trading for safety Dashon Goldson from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The deal reportedly involves the Redskins shipping their 2016 sixth round pick to the Buccaneers for Goldson and their 2016 seventh round pick.

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times broke the news this morning.

Goldson, 30, will presumably be a starter alongside newcomer Jeron Johnson. He was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round of the 2007 draft while current Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan was working as vice president of player personnel.

He parlayed 346 tackles, 14 interceptions and four fumble recoveries in San Francisco into a five-year, $41.25 million deal with the Bucs. He did not live up to the contract and was reportedly a candidate to be released should the Bucs not find a trade partner.

The Bucs will pay the $4 million that is fully guaranteed to Goldson in 2015, according to Pro Football Talk.

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