Browns' Gipson eyes return

BY foxsports • December 8, 2014

BEREA, Ohio-- Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson is hoping to return before the season is over.

"I just want to do what's best for me and the team," Gipson said. "The drive in me is I got to get out there with my brothers.

"That's the drive that pushes me to get back out there."

Gipson said he hopes to return to play in the 15th game against the Panthers on Dec. 21, hoping the Browns are still in the hunt for a playoff spot.

"We have a playoff push in front of us," Gipson said. "I'm hoping to get back for the Panthers and Cam (Newton)."

Gipson collided with Joe Haden in the win over the Falcons and sprained his knee. He has missed the last two games and yet still leads the NFL in interceptions with six. There are currently three players who have five, including former Browns safety Mike Adams, who intercepted Brian Hoyer in the end zone Sunday.

Gipson's replacement, Jim Leonhard has intercepted a pass in each of the last two games in his place.

"That's the free safety position," he said. "I feel I'd have ten interceptions by now. Jimmy Leonhard is doing his job. He's like a coach out there."

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