After a report came out that Alex Mack may leave Cleveland, the next in line considering a move is safety Tashaun Gipson.
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) February 23, 2016
The Browns don’t exactly have a knack for finding good players, but they certainly have a knack for letting them walk when they do stumble upon one.
Gipson made it clear right after the season he hopes to stay in Cleveland, telling reporters, “I’ve expressed how much I want to be in the city of Cleveland, and I’m definitely still very profound with that, that I do want to be here, but at the end of the day, I do have to do what’s best for me and my career,” he said. “Ultimately, if the coach wants me around here, I think things will get done. If not, then we’ll see how it works out.
“As cliché as it may sound, I’ll be excited to be here if I’m here. If I’m not, I still will always wish and hope that the Browns have success because they deserve it.”
“I truly love being here,” he said. “I truly love the city and I want to be a part of it, man, when we go from worst to first. I want to be a part of that when it happens. But, you know, a lot of things go into this free agency, man, and we’ll see how the chips fall.”
If the new front office wants to get rid of the “Same Old Browns” mantra, it would behoove them to retain the Pro Bowl safety or else next January, Browns fans might be watching Gipson play deep in the postseason for another team just like T.J Ward, who added some jewelry in Super Bowl 50.