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Tashaun Gipson to Sign with Jacksonville Jaguars

Cleveland Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson (39) before an NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
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Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistFebruary 23, 2016

Safety Tashaun Gipson hit free agency after failing to reach a long-term deal with the Cleveland Browns, and now he is reportedly on the move. 

Adam Caplan of ESPN reported Gipson has agreed to terms with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to a source.

The Jaguars have had a busy offseason on the defensive side of the ball, agreeing to terms with defensive tackle Malik Jackson and now adding Gipson to the mix. 

The Jaguars are a team on the rise and have plugged holes with Pro Bowl-caliber talent. The team has shown it isn't afraid to spend money as it looks to make a move in the wide-open AFC South.

On Feb. 25, Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown told reporters that the team didn't expect to use the franchise or transition tag on Gipson, but Brown added he was hopeful of both sides reaching a long-term deal.

On Feb. 22, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com noted Gipson “would like to remain with the Browns, but no substantial talks have taken place and he’s preparing to move on.” Cabot added that Gipson is set to become a free agent March 9 and can begin negotiations with other teams March 7 since “it appears they’re prepared to let him walk.

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