According to the latest rumor, however, Goldson won't end up with the Philadelphia Eagles after all. ESPN Insider Adam Schefter appeared on 97.5 The Fanatic today and had the following to say:
Schefter: I don't think that Goldson will wind up in Philadelphia ... I'm not sure where it'll be but it won't be Philly.— 975TheFanatic(@975TheFanatic) March 11, 2013
Schefter: I believe that they will not spend the money [to acquire Goldson].— 975TheFanatic(@975TheFanatic) March 11, 2013
Goldson is viewed by some as one of the top Safety options on the market. It comes as no surprise that he's looking to be paid like one too. At $8M to $10M a year, though, he's probably too expensive for the Eagles taste, and that could be a good thing.
Although he's better than what the Eagles currently have at safety, he's probably not worth top Safety money here. He covers well and has been able to force turnovers but he will soon be 29 and isn't an efficient tackler. There might be better Safety options, especially in terms of value, elsewhere in free agency or even the NFL draft.