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NFC East Watch: Redskins Trade For S Dashon Goldson

Washington sent a 2016 sixth round pick to Tampa Bay in exchange for Goldson and a 2016 seventh round pick

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    The Washington Redskins have found some secondary help by way of a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Multiple sources report that on Friday, the Redskins sent a 2016 sixth round pick to the Bucs in exchange for two-time Pro Bowl safety Dashon Goldson and a 2016 seventh round pick.

    The Bucs, who will save a good bit of cap room with the move, will shoulder all $4 million of guaranteed money due to Goldson in 2015.

    The deal was first reported by the Tampa Bay Times.

    A fourth round pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 2007, Goldson spent six seasons with the ‘Niners, going to the Pro Bowl in 2011 and 2012.

    He was also named first team All-Pro in 2012, his final season with the team that drafted him.

    Goldson signed a five-year, $41.25 million deal with the Bucs in 2013 but, when Lovie Smith arrived prior to last, he struggled to fit into Smith’s Tampa 2 system--which would ultimately make him dispensable for the Bucs. As Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com points out, if the Bucs couldn't find a trade partner for Goldson, he likely would have been cut.