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Tashaun Gipson | Defensive Back

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
College: Wyoming
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Browns FS Tashaun Gipson missed 17 tackles in 2013.
Gipson managed an impressive 95 total tackles in his second season, but missing on over 15 percent of his tackle opportunities is a liability for the Browns secondary. Gipson is tentatively the starter at safety along with newly-signed Donte Whitner. Apr 11 - 10:01 AM

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Tashaun Gipson has been named the Browns starting free safety.

Gipson beat out Johnson Bademosi and Jamoris Slaughter to win the right to line up next to hard-hitting strong safety T.J. Ward. Gipson appeared in 10 games last year, recording one interception and 23 tackles. He graded out as ProFootballFocus' No. 42 safety among 88 qualifiers.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 11:10:00 AM

The Browns listed Tashaun Gipson as the starting free safety on their first unofficial depth chart.

Gipson, a second-year UDFA, entered training camp as the favorite to start, and he's done nothing to lose it. The Browns have been impressed with fellow second-year safety Johnson Bademosi, and he's going to get a shot to overtake Gipson. We'll get a better feel once preseason games start.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 12:19:00 PM

Second-year UDFA Tashaun Gipson enters Browns camp as the favorite to start at free safety.

His only real competitors are converted CB Johnson Bademosi, another 2012 UDFA, and sixth-round pick Jamoris Slaughter. Slaughter was a linebacker-safety hybrid at Notre Dame and is unlikely to suddenly become a center-fielder in the NFL. Gipson practiced as the starter throughout spring workouts.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 08:43:00 AM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer confirms Tashaun Gipson has the "early lead" for the Browns' free safety job.

Sixth-round pick Jamoris Slaughter (Achilles') will be "worked in" once he's healthy, but we don't expect him to have a legitimate shot at the starting job as a rookie. Johnson Bademosi and Buster Skrine have also seen time at the safety spot next to T.J. Ward. Gipson started three games last season.
Sat, May 25, 2013 04:54:00 PM

Browns GM Mike Lombardi said Tashaun Gipson remains the starting free safety.

The Browns used a sixth-round pick on Jamoris Slaughter, but he's coming off a torn Achilles' and isn't real competition. They've also passed on free agents such as Kerry Rhodes, giving Gipson a vote of confidence. He graded out 42nd among 88 qualifying safeties in Pro Football Focus' rankings last season.
Thu, May 16, 2013 08:50:00 AM

Tashaun Gipson ran as the starting free safety during Browns pre-draft minicamp practices.

This is a position to which Cleveland will almost certainly add competition in the draft, but it's worth noting. Pat Shurmur's old coaching staff was high on Gipson's talent, believing he could grow into an eventual starter. Free safety is currently one of the top question marks on an otherwise underrated roster.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 03:01:00 PM

Pat Shurmur's old Browns coaching staff believed second-year S Tashaun Gipson could develop into an NFL starter.

Regime change obviously leads to differing opinions, but Gipson showed promise in practice as a rookie. The UDFA from Wyoming measured 5-foot-11 3/8, 206 at his 2012 Pro Day and ran a 4.61 forty with a 10-foot-2 broad jump and 35 1/2-inch vertical. The Browns are currently searching for a starting free safety.
Sun, Apr 7, 2013 03:29:00 PM

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