27-Year-Old Safety – Jacksonville Jaguars
2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
With Johnathan Cyprien out of the mix, Gipson will serve as the Jaguars’ unquestioned starter at free safety....
Tashaun Gipson Contract Information:
Signed a five-year deal with the Jaguars in March of 2016.
Gipson (undisclosed) is set to return to the practice field Thursday, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
One of several high-profile free agent additions, Gipson will immediately fill a need in the secondary. The former-Brown projects to start at free safety, enabling Johnathan Cyprien to play more of his natural, in-the-box style.
An undrafted free agent in 2012, Gipson has been one of the league's most productive safeties the last two years, particularly in coverage. Even in a season shortened by five games due to an MCL injury, Gipson intercepted six passes last year, giving him 11 interceptions (two returned for a touchdown) in his last 27 games. And with 147 tackles in that span, he's shown decent tackle production, as well. Playing for a Browns team that figures to struggle on offense, Gipson and the defense should see plenty of snaps this season.
Gipson is projected to be the Browns' starting free safety alongside the recently-acquired Donte Whitner in 2014. The soon-to-be 24-year-old collected five interceptions during his sophomore campaign in 2013, and stands to benefit from the addition of Whitner's experience to the secondary. Gipson also logged 95 combined tackles last season, and could be a useful IDP option if he continues to improve.
Gipson compiled 33 tackles, one pass defensed, and one interception in his rookie year. He started three games in 2012, but he looks to be the favorite to start at free safety this season and he could be in for a nice boost in production.