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Going into the 2013 offseason, the Buccaneers had to upgrade one of the league’s worst secondaries. It was thrown on the second most last season, an incessant 627 times, and it gave up the second most net yards per attempt at 7.3, per Pro Football Reference. To prevent that from happening again, general manager Mark Dominik made a splash by acquiring Darrelle Revis from the New York Jets, a game-changer at cornerback and one of the league’s best players. He also made another move, luring free agent free safety Dashon Goldson away from the San Francisco 49ers.

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The Buccaneers have reportedly agreed to terms on a five-year deal with safety Dashon Goldson, according to Adam Schefter on twitter.

Meanwhile, CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco reports that the 49ers never even made an effort to bring the six-year veteran back to San Francisco.

Goldson had 55 tackles and three interceptions for the Niners in 2012, with the 28-year-old racking up 278 tackled and 14 picks over his six NFL seasons.

San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XLVII Media AvailabilityThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear close to a deal with 49ers free agent safety Dashon Goldson, according to the Tampa Bay Times’ Stephen F. Holder.

Holder reports Goldson will likely sign a deal close to the one received by Chargers safety Eric Widdle, who averages around $8 million per year.

If Tampa Bay could add Goldson and deal for Jets CB Darrelle Revis, it would be a major coup for GM Mark Dominik, who would probably like to make the news for positive reasons after yesterday’s embarrassing debacle with Buddy Nix.

The Buccaneers secondary needs a lot of help. They ranked last in the league in defending the pass, allowing 297.4 yards per game through the air in 2012.