Texans release Gipson a year into three-year contract

The Houston Texans have released veteran safety Tashuan Gipson just one year after signing him to a three-year, $22.5 million contract.

Gipson started 14 games for Houston last season before landing on injured reserve because of a back injury. The 29-year-old Gipson had 55 tackles and three interceptions in his one season with the Texans.

Gipson came to the Texans after spending the previous three seasons with the Jaguars. He spent his first four NFL seasons with the Browns where he was selected to his only Pro Bowl in 2014.

Gipson became expendable after the Texans signed Eric Murray to a three-year, $20.5 million deal last month. Houston’s other starting safety is Justin Reid.

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