HOUSTON — After losing two starting safeties on Monday, the Houston Texans are reportedly set to add one from a division rival on Tuesday.
ESPN’s Dianna Russini reports the Texans will sign former Jacksonville Jaguars free safety Tashaun Gipson.
No word yet on terms of the deal.
Gipson started 16 games in 2018 for the Jags with 1 interception, 7 passes defensed and 54 combined tackles.
Gipson has played the last three seasons with Jacksonville and four with Cleveland prior to that.
According to an article in The Athletic by Daniel Popper, Gipson's former teammates called him the "Tight End Whisper," since he was often tasked with covering the offense's biggest receiving target.
He has started a total of 90 games out of 98 appearances in his seven-year career.
The veteran defensive back made the Pro Bowl in 2014 as a member of the Browns after snagging 6 interceptions and a TD in just 11 starts.
This is the second time in two years that Texans have picked up a former Jaguars defensive back.
The Texans signed Gipson's former teammate Aaron Colvin in 2018 to a four-deal deal.