According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Browns free agent S Tashaun Gipson would like to remain with the team, but there have been no substantial talks in recent months, and he’s now preparing to move on.
Cabot mentions that Gipson has made it clear that he’d like to re-sign with the Browns, especially now that they’ve brought Ray Horton back to run their defense.
However, indications are that the Browns will allow him to test the open market and sign with another team.
Last year, reports said that Gipson was looking for a similar contract to the one signed by Patriots S Devin McCourty, who received a five-year deal worth $47.5 million and included $28.5 million guaranteed.
Unfortunately for Gipson, he dealt with injuries in 2015 and is coming off of a disappointing season, so it’s unlikely he’ll come close to that kind of contract.
Gipson, 25, signed on with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Wyoming back in 2012. He signed a one-year restricted tender with the Browns worth $2.356 million last year.
In 2015, Gipson has appeared in 13 games for the Browns and recorded 60 tackles, two interceptions and two pass defenses.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.