With a league-tying 6 INTs this season, Browns S Tashaun Gipson has been one of the best ballhawks in the NFL.
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The Cleveland Browns will be without starting safety Tashaun Gipson for the final two games of the season as they try to stave off playoff elimination against the Carolina Panthers.
The Browns announced on Saturday it had placed Gipson on season-ending injured reserve. Gipson, whose six interceptions are tied for the NFL lead, suffered an MCL sprain in the Browns’ November 23 win at Atlanta.
A third-year starter from Wyoming, the 24-year-old Gipson has 12 interceptions for Cleveland since 2012. Veteran safety Jim Leonhard has stepped into the lineup in Gipson’s absence.
At 7-7 the Browns are the lowest-seeded club still in playoff contention in the AFC.