|ESPN.com: New England Patriots||[Print without images]|
Dashon Goldson didn't attract the interest he'd hoped for on the free-agent market, but he did get an offer from the New England Patriots.
One of the league's elite teams led by a defensive guru in Bill Belichick? Goldson said he considered the Patriots before deciding to "follow his heart" and re-sign a one-year contract with the Niners, who drafted him in 2007. Goldson's deal is reportedly worth $2 million.
"This is home for me," Goldson said after his first practice Wednesday. "This is where I want to be. Unfortunately, it didn't work out long-term. But in the bottom of my heart I wanted to be here and that's exactly what I did."