- According to Albert Breer, the Texans are signing Gipson to a three-year, $22 million deal.
The Texans had been linked to Earl Thomas, but it appears as though they weren’t comfortable meeting his asking price.
It’s worth mentioning that signing him to a contract won’t impact a team’s 2019 compensatory picks, given that he was released this offseason.
Gipson, 28, signed on with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Wyoming back in 2012. He returned to Cleveland a one-year restricted tender with the Browns worth $2.356 million for the 2015 season before signing a five-year deal worth $35.5 contract with the Jaguars in 2016.
However, the Jaguars released Gipson last week.
In 2018, Gipson appeared in all 16 games for the Jaguars and recorded 54 tackles, one interception and seven pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 37 safety out of qualifying 93 players.
We had him featured in our Top 100 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.