Gipson on Whitner: “I wouldn’t rather play with another safety in this league”
What changed on defense between Weeks 1 and 2? The big boys up front had a lot to do with it.
It takes a special kind of player to be named to Grantland’s “Triangle All-Stars.” It’s not always the best players; it’s not always the most talented—that’s what postseason awards are for. But for the annual All-Star team picked by Grantland’s own Robert Mays, it’s about which players make Sundays the most enjoyable. Who does the
ESPN The Magazine gave one former GM a salary cap and he went to work.
Expectations for the 2015 Cleveland Browns defense have continued to rise during the offseason. The offseason started with five members — Karlos Dansby, Joe Haden, Donte Whitner, Tashaun Gipson, and K’Waun Williams — of the defensive unit making the PFF All-AFC-North team. First round pick Danny Shelton then highlighted a defense-heavy draft that NFL.com rated as
The 2015 Cleveland Browns season is drawing nearer and nearer as each summer day passes. After a fun Cavs season and in the middle of an up-and-down Indians season, the Browns are getting set to take the field for training camp in just under a month. Over the course of the next number of weeks,
During the last few weeks, the NFL Network has released their top 100 players for the 2015 season and three Cleveland Browns made the list: Cornerback Joe Haden (No. 23), left tackle Joe Thomas (No. 25), and safety Tashaun Gipson (No. 67). The top Browns player on the list, Haden is one of the faces
With the Cleveland Cavaliers’ season over and the Indians still scuffling, it may be high time to turn an eye toward football season. The Browns had a relatively quiet NFL Draft, selecting linemen Danny Shelton and Cameron Erving in the first round rather than a high-profile star like one of the previous year’s first-rounders, Johnny Manziel. While
Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl safety Tashaun Gipson has made it known that he wants to rejoin the Browns. Although Gipson had been looking for a long-term deal, on Friday afternoon he signed the Browns’ tender offer , which is worth $2.356 million for one year. In a contract standoff with the Browns, Gipson missed voluntary
The Cleveland Browns have signed two of their restricted free agents, linebacker Craig Robertson and safety Johnson Bademosi, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN. As the deadline looms for the Browns to come to agreement with their restricted free agents, it is big for the team to get two of them done and off their
While Pro Bowl safety Tashaun Gipson awaits a much-deserved contract extension from the Cleveland Browns, the restricted free agent will not be joining the rest of his teammates for their short offseason program in Berea this week. With negotiations of a contract not going as planned earlier this spring, the Browns offered Gipson a second-round
ESPN is talking about NFL free agency thus far and the Cleveland Browns appear at the bottom of the list with a big fat letter grade “D.” Mike Sando, Bill Polian, Louis Riddick, Field Yates and former Browns scout Matt Williamson discussed free agency to this point for many teams, but Williamson’s quotes are the
The Cleveland Browns have tendered qualifying offers to defensive back Johnson Bademosi, safety Tashaun Gipson, defensive lineman Ishmaa’ily Kitchen and linebacker Craig Robertson. Both Robertson and Gipson have reportedly been handed a second-round tenders to the tune $2.356 million. A few highlights on the players involved: • Bademosi has led the Browns in special-team tackles in
A startling lack of play-makers would lend itself to the Cleveland Browns being left off of any AFC North lists, but the trenches and the defense graded out incredibly well for Pro Football Focus and their All-AFC North team. While Joe Thomas was an interesting omission on the offensive side of the ball, rookie guard
Starting last week, I have been reviewing and discussing the performance of the 2014 Cleveland Browns position by position. It was a tough season for the Cleveland Browns, falling in five straight games to end the season at 7-9. The team showed some glimpses of promise and some other areas of concern. So lets get
Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas was voted to the Associated Press 2014 All-Pro first team. Thomas received 22 of 50 possible votes, placing second to the Dallas Cowboys’ Tyron Smith, who got 35 votes. This marks the fifth time that Thomas has been voted All-Pro first team, most among this season’s All-Pros. Thomas played all
The fans have spoken. While Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers led all vote-getters, and Houston Texans’ defensive dynamo JJ Watt led all defenders, several members of the Cleveland Browns were ranked No. 1 in their respective positions. Perrenial Pro Bowler Joe Thomas leads the pack on the offensive side of the ball, but is joined by another
As recent as Sunday morning, Cleveland Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby thought he could be one of the active members of his team as they host the division-leading Cincinnati Bengals. Alas, the defensive captain will be in street clothes once again, having suffered an MCL sprain in the Week 11 loss to the Houston Texans. Dansby
Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.
As if losing free safety Tashaun Gipson was not enough of a blow to the Cleveland Browns secondary, the team will also be without rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert (illness) as they pay visit to the Buffalo Bills during the Week 13. The eighth-overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft was playing well as of late,