Tashaun Gipson would like to stay with the Browns, but it appears that the interest might not be mutual. No substantial talks have taken place between the Pro Bowl safety and the Browns and Gipson is now preparing to move on, Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer writes.
Gipson hasn’t had much contact with the Browns this offseason which is probably disappointing for him since his former defensive coordinator Ray Horton is back in Cleveland. In late December, the safety indicated that hasn’t had any talks with the club since Week 1.
Last offseason, Gipson was slapped with the second-round tender worth $2.356MM. Unsatisfied with that deal, Gipson waited until June 12th to put pen to paper, becoming the last restricted free agent to join a team for the 2015 season.
In 2013 and ’14, Gipson started 26 games for the Browns, racking up 146 tackles during that stretch and showing a knack for coming up with big plays — he grabbed 11 interceptions during those two seasons, returning two of them for touchdowns. Despite playing just 11 games in 2014, the Wyoming product earned a Pro Bowl nod. In 2015, Gipson played in 13 games, totaling 60 tackles, two interceptions, and two pass deflections. For his efforts last season, Pro Football Focus (sub. req’d) gave him a below average grade of 43.7.
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