Found July 27, 2013 on Fox Sports Ohio:
BEREA When the Browns let Usama Young leave via free agency and released Eric Hagg this spring, the door was wide open for Tashaun Gipson to step in and claim the Browns starting free safety spot. Gipson had a meteoric rise from being an undrafted free agent rookie from Wyoming who made the roster in 2012 to the starter by the end of the season. Last year's defensive coordinator Dick Jauron praised Gipson, but with a new coaching staff it was hard to speculate what they thought of him. Hes a solid player," head coach Rob Chudzinski said. "He is smart. He works at it. He understands football. He has a good football sense. Hes showing some good coverage skills out here. It is obvious Gipson has impressed both Chudzinski and new defensive coordinator Ray Horton, so far. Ive been pleased with Tashaun," Chudzinski said. "Hes showing a lot from a coverage standpoint. The last couple of days just watching him, obviously we put the pads on tomorrow, so we will get a chance to see all the guys pop. From a tackling standpoint thats where we will get to see some of the physical things and we will get a little bit more of a chance to evaluate some guys.The Browns drafted Jamoris Slaughter from Notre Dame in the sixth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft. However, he missed most of last season with a ruptured Achilles tendon and will need to play his way into the competition. Gipson (5-11, 205) made the team and played in 10 games with three starts in 2012. He finished with 29 tackles, an interception and a pass broken up. He had four special team tackles. Gipson missed five games with a knee injury. Gipson's primary competition is fellow undrafted rookie free agent from a year ago, Johnson Bademosi, who made his mark as a special teams phenom. The coaching staff decided to move him from cornerback to safety and he's playing well thus far in training camp. Bademosi, who also plays cornerback, led the Browns last year with 18 special team tackles. "I feel great," he said. "Every day I'm getting better. The angles are different and the responsibilities are different.But it's a new opportunity for me. The more you can do the longer you can stay (in the NFL)." Chudzinski said that Bademosi, who is a 6-0, 200-pounder from Stanford, is doing well in making the transition from cornerback to safety. I think hes making progress on a day-to-day basis," Chudzinski said. "Its a matter of getting comfortable in the new position. Its something that hes never played before. I think hes progressing. Everybody is going to have ups and downs and everybody is going to have good days and bad days, and good plays and bad plays. The key is learning, progressing and going in the right direction. Bademosi has been getting his hands on a lot of passes. On Friday, he batted down back-to-back passes from Brian Hoyer. He should've caught one and returned it for a touchdown. On Saturday, Bademosi knocked down a pass intended for Josh Cooper. "I've been getting my hands on the ball," he said. "Now, I have to catch them."Bademosi said he intends to open more eyes this season."Last year, I did more than what people expected of me and that's the plan to do again this year." Extra Points Taylor, Davis Back: Defensive lineman Phil Taylor was back at practice along with tight end Kellen Davis. Both players had missed the first two days of practice. Taylor sat out with a calf injury, while Davis had a knee strain. "(Taylor) went through individual (drills) today," Chudzinski said. "We'll monitor him and get him out there." Offensive lineman Oniel Cousins missed practice after rolling his ankle on Friday, and Chudzinski said he might miss a couple of weeks. Fullback Brock Bolen, who was signed last week, sat out practice with a calf injury. Indoors: Due to inclement weather, the Browns moved their first scheduled practice with pads indoors and it was closed to the public. The players wore shoulder pads and shorts. The team is scheduled to be in full pads on Sunday. "I didn't want our first time in full pads to be inside," Chudzinski said. Sunday's practice is scheduled from 4-6:30 pm and is open to the public.
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