Report: Browns' Gipson preparing to move on in free agency

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Cleveland Browns safety Tashaun Gipson is prepared to move on in free agency, according to Mary Kay Cabot of

Gipson stated on numerous occasions that he'd like to return to the Browns, but hasn't been contacted since the end of the regular season, per Cabot.

"I've expressed how much I want to be in the city of Cleveland, and I'm definitely still very profound with that, that I do want to be here, but at the end of the day, I do have to do what's best for me and my career,'' Gipson said a day after the conclusion of the regular season. "Ultimately, if the coach wants me around here, I think things will get done. If not, then we'll see how it works out."

The 25-year-old recorded 60 tackles and two interceptions in 13 games.

Gipson possesses outstanding ball skills and led the NFL with eight interceptions during the 2014 season.

If Gipson hits the open market, he's expected to be one of the most sought-after defensive backs this spring.