Niners tender Lawson, Goldson, McDonald, Spillman

The San Francisco 49ers have tendered one-year contracts to three restricted free agents -- safety Dashon Goldson, linebacker Manny Lawson and defensive end Ray McDonald.

The 49ers also said Wednesday that they tendered a one-year contract to safety C.J. Spillman, an exclusive-rights free agent.

That gives the franchise four of its potential free agents under contract for 2011 before the collective bargaining agreement is set to expire Thursday night.

Lawson, a five-year pro, made 59 tackles and added 2.5 sacks and one interception. He could become an unrestricted free agent under a new CBA.

Goldson, a four-year pro, started all 16 games, making 80 tackles and one sack and adding one interception, which he returned for a touchdown.

McDonald, a four-year pro, made 19 tackles and was a situational player in the defensive line rotation.

Spillman appeared in 11 games for the 49ers after being claimed off waivers from the San Diego Chargers in October. The three-year veteran ranked second on the team with 21 special-teams tackles and saw limited action on defense, where he registered one stop.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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