With their organized team activities now complete and veteran minicamp next week, the Cleveland Browns are moving forward with the 2015 offseason program. Next week they are expected to have one of their key contributors in the secondary back.
On Friday the Browns confirmed that free safety Tashaun Gipson signed his second round tender. Gipson had skipped the voluntary offseason workouts because he was unhappy with the offer as a restricted free agent.
Gipson earned a spot in the pro bowl last season after finishing tied for the NFL lead in interceptions with six. Gipson would not play in the pro bowl or the final five games of the 2014 season with a knee injury.
The second round tender will pay Gipson $2.3 million this season. A first round tender would have paid the free safety about a million dollars more. Both sides hope to work out a long term deal or Gipson could become a free agent again following the 2015 season.
Gipson along with Donte Whitner, Joe Haden, Tramon Williams K’wan Williams and Justin Gilbert are becoming one of the more feared secondaries in the National Football League.
Gipson was a undrafted free agent signee by the Browns out of the University of Wyoming. Earlier this week he told radio station KFBC in Cheyenne that he would be playing for the Browns this season.