The Bears on Tuesday bolstered their secondary by re-signing veteran free-agent safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. to a one-year contract.
In his first season with the Bears last year, Gipson started all 16 games and tied for fourth on the defense with 66 tackles, tied for the team lead with two interceptions and also recorded five pass breakups.
Gipson preserved a Week 3 comeback win over the Falcons in Atlanta when he picked off a Matt Ryan pass with 1:06 remaining. Three weeks later versus the Panthers in Carolina, Gipson’s interception on the game’s opening series set up Nick Foles’ 9-yard touchdown pass to Cole Kmet that gave the Bears a 7-0 lead en route to a 23-16 victory.
Before joining the Bears last year, Gipson had appeared in 112 NFL games with 104 starts over eight seasons with the Browns (2012-15), Jaguars (2016-18) and Texans (2019). He recorded 446 tackles, 23 interceptions—three of which he returned for touchdowns—47 pass breakups and 13 tackles-for-loss.
Gipson entered the NFL with the Browns in 2012 as an undrafted free agent from Wyoming. He was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2014 after registering a career-high six interceptions.