The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded safety Dashon Goldson to the Washington Redskins.
Goldson, 30, played the last two seasons in Tampa Bay,making just one interception. Last season the Buccaneers finished No. 22 in passing touchdowns allowed and No. 28 in passing yards allowed.
Goldson made the Pro Bowl in 2011 and 2012 and waas first-team All-Pro in 2012 while playing for the San Francisco 49ers.
He joins a Redskins team that finished No. 32 in passing touchdowns allowed and No. 24 in passing yards allowed last season.
In addition to hiring Joe Barry to replace Jim Haslett as defensive coordinator, the Redskins have signed several defensive players this off-season, including cornerback Chris Culliver, defensive tackle Stephen Paea and defensive tackle Terrance Knighton.
- Paul Palladino