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 g...