49ers S Goldson hopes to return on long-term deal

49ers S Goldson hopes to return on long-term deal
February 5, 2013, 1:55 pm
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith catches the ball during warmups for the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers franchise safety Dashon Goldson believes he has earned a long-term contract, and hopes not to play on a one-year deal again in 2013.

If the Super Bowl runner-up Niners won't reward him so he can stay put where he prefers, Goldson said Tuesday he would pursue opportunities with any of the other NFL teams.

The 28-year-old Goldson has played on one-year contracts the past two seasons, including the 2012 franchise tag of $6.2 million and says he's ``not for that'' again. He had 69 tackles, three interceptions and a forced fumble.

Goldson was among the players scheduled to meet with general manager Trent Baalke as they packed up their lockers and parted ways for the offseason following Sunday's 34-31 loss to Baltimore on Sunday in New Orleans.