Browns spend big, hope for big payoff
MAR 16, 4:54p ET | Zac Jackson
Rotowire: Mar 9 / 5:39p ET
News: Gipson (knee) was tendered a second-round offer Monday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Impact: After picking off six passes in 11 games last season, Gipson became the first undrafted Browns defender since 1991 to make the Pro Bowl, which he missed due to his season-ending knee injury. If another organization makes an offer that Cleveland refuses to match, they'll receive a second-round pick in exchange.
Rotowire: Jan 20 / 3:22p ET
News: Gipson (knee) will not play in Sunday's Pro Bowl, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Impact: Gipson led the Browns with six interceptions in 2014, despite the fact that he missed the team's final five games with a knee injury that ultimately landed him on injured reserve. It's not too surprising to see him sit out a frivolous contest such as the Pro Bowl, but the knee injury isn't expected to limit him when camp rolls around in 2015.
StatsLLC: Jan 20 / 12:00a ET
News: Gipson has decided not to play in his first Pro Bowl so he doesn't risk a setback from a knee injury. Gipson announced his decision Tuesday on Twitter, where he thanked fans for voting for him. The 24-year-old was named to the AFC squad despite playing in just 11 games.
Impact: He missed the last five games after spraining a medial collateral ligament on Nov. 23. At the time of his injury, Gipson led the NFL with six interceptions. He's eligible to become a restricted free agent in March. Gipson was the first undrafted Browns player to make the Pro Bowl since linebacker Mike Johnson in 1991.