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FEB 26, 10:31a ET | Ross Jones
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.
Rotowire: Dec 20 / 9:05a ET
News: The Browns have placed Gipson (knee) on season-ending IR.
Impact: Gipson suffered an MCL injury against the Falcons roughly a month ago, and with the Browns not looking like good playoff bets, it doesn't make much sense to rush Gipson back from his injury. He's been a strong IDP both of the last two years, totaling 147 tackles and 11 interceptions (two touchdowns) in 27 games, so he'll be worth DB1 consideration in 2015.