Tashaun Gipson shows up injured at Browns minicamp
Browns safety Tashaun Gipson finally signed his restricted free agent tender and arrived at the team's facilities in time for the start of minicamp. Unfortunately, he arrived with a hamstring injury.
Gipson, who was held out of Tuesday's opening minicamp practice, told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he pulled the hamstring while training in Dallas.
#Browns Tashaun Gipson said he pulled the hamstring training at home in Dallas: "I wanted to be at the physical peak of my career.''— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) June 16, 2015
Head coach Mike Pettine didn't seem too happy with Gipson's status, but maintained that his contract issues won't affect his status with the team.
#browns tashaun Gipson held out of practice with a hamstring. Pettine: "it's disappointing to not be here and then show up w/ injury"— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) June 16, 2015
#browns Pettine said Poyer could get 1st team camp reps ahead of Gipson "but we're not going to punish a guy over a contract situation"— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) June 16, 2015
Unhappy with his contract situation, Gipson skipped the Browns' voluntary practices this spring. He's set to make $2.35 million under the second-round tender designation, but still wants a long-term extension. Gipson made his first Pro Bowl last season despite missing the last five games of the year with a knee injury.
#Browns safety Tashaun Gipson: "I'd be lying if I said the contract didn't have anything do with'' holding out of OTAs.— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) June 16, 2015
#Browns Tashaun Gipson on chances of long-term deal: "Hopefully we'll get something worked out. I would love to be here.''— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) June 16, 2015
h/t: Pro Football Talk