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San Francisco 49ers free safety Dashon Goldson (38) is tackled against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

SANTA CLARA -- A week away from hitting the free agent market, Dashon Goldson says there hasn't been much talk between his representatives and the 49ers.

Goldson, in an interview Tuesday with SiriusXM NFL Radio, is "open to pretty much anywhere," and that includes returning to the 49ers, where he developed into an All-Pro safety for last year's NFC champions.

Unlike last year, the 49ers didn't put the franchise tag on Goldson before Monday's deadline, thus exposing him to unrestricted free agency.

"I am thankful I didn't get tagged but hopefully it still means being in San Francisco with something long term," Goldson said. "The overall feeling feels good but I really hope something works out with San Francisco.

San Francisco 49ers’ Dashon Goldson (38), wears his jersey backwards during a press conference at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, La. on
San Francisco 49ers' Dashon Goldson (38), wears his jersey backwards during a press conference at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, La. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (Nhat V. Meyer/Staff) ( Nhat V. Meyer )

"I've been there a long time and it's home to me. We were on a good path and right path, making things happen to make that tradition and dynasty back to where it was at."

Tim Ryan, co-host of SiriusXM NFL Radio's "Moving the Chains" and a 49ers' preseason television analyst, told Goldson during their interview that the Cincinnati Bengals could be a prime landing spot for him. Goldson seemed receptive to the idea of reuniting on defense with ex-49ers teammates including Nate Clements, Manny Lawson and Taylor Mays.

"I would like to play for somebody that has the potential to getting back to the postseason," Goldson added. "If it doesn't work out that way, I can't not accept certain deals. ... I'm open to pretty much anywhere."


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