Each day we look at players on the Buccaneers' roster and decide whether that player should be brought back for 2015 or if the Bucs should move on. When a team is 2-14, major changes lie on the horizon. Today, we take a look at safety Dashon Goldson.
The Case to Keep: I don't believe Goldson has made near the impact many hoped he would when the Bucs signed him to a massive contract just a couple years ago. He is still a big hitter and brings plenty of experience to a young defense. While he does count $8 million against the cap, according to overthecap.com, cutting Goldson would only result in $4 million in savings with $4 million in dead money.
The Case to Cut: It's being proven year after year that safeties are being severely overpaid on the free agent market. It was Jairus Byrd last year with the Saints and Goldson with the Bucs the year before that. Goldson's best attribute is his big hits, yet big hits have been eliminated in the NFL. In a passing league, Goldson is a liability in coverage and not worth $8 million per season.
Cut or Keep: Would cutting Dashon Goldson be worth saving just $4 million in cap space for this season? I don't think so. I like the combination of Goldson and Bradley McDougald at the back end of the Bucs defense. Next off-season the Bucs will be able to save Goldson's full $8 million salary towards their cap. Only saving $ million this year is not enough for me to cut a player who I believe brings valuable experience and leadership. KEEP!
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