Report: Jaguars Sign Former Browns Safety Tashaun Gipson

The Jaguars addressed their major need at safety by signing former Browns safety Tashaun Gipson.

The Jaguars did it again.  

They've addressed another major need at safety as they inked Tashaun Gipson to a five-year, $35.5 million deal.  

Although Gipson missed a good portion of the 2015 season with injuries, he was a Pro Bowler in 2014 and represents a major upgrade at free safety.  

The team won't have to depend on fringe NFL players, much less starters such as Josh Evans and Sergio Brown to fill their needs at the position.  

What this also does is put former second-round pick Jonathan Cyprien on notice, as he will actually have to earn his starting job for the first time in his career.  Last season the Jaguars drafted James Sample from Louisville and although he missed much of his rookie season with various injuries, he could be in play to win the starting job at strong safety opposite Gipson.  

The Jaguars got better again today, thus the purpose of free agency. 

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