HOUSTON – The Houston Texans cut safety Tashaun Gipson, a source told ESPN that confirmed several reports.
Gipson, who signed a three-year, $ 22.5 million contract with the Texans in 2019, has a $ 4.5 million impact on the salary cap within the deal.
The Texans also have safeties Justin Reid and A.J. Moore on the roster and recently added Eric Murray and Jaylen Watkins in free agency.RELATED
At the pre-draft press conference, coach and general manager Bill O’Brien mentioned the safety position as one in which the team could add talent and spoke of the players mentioned, although he did not mention Gipson, who was signed when Brian Gaine was the team’s general manager.
Houston didn’t draft a safety in the draft, but it did sign veteran Michael Thomas last Friday for a year, who played primarily on special teams last season with the New York Giants.
Gipson started 14 games as a starter with Houston in 2019 and had three interceptions and 51 tackles.
He was put on the injured reserve list before the Wild Card game against the Buffalo Bills, after aggravating a fracture process in his lower back and a broken wrist in Week 17.
Gipson originally suffered a back injury during the season and lost two games.