The wait is over.
Cleveland Browns FS Tashaun Gipson signed his free agent tender on Friday after having not attended any of the team's OTA sessions this offseason. That means he will be at the team's mandatory mini-camp next week. If Gipson had not signed his tender by June 15, the Browns would have had the right to reduce their offer to 110 percent of Gipson’s 2014 salary, which would have been $627,000. Instead, Gipson will $2.356 million in 2015.
In the end, you'd have to say the Browns won out and made the right decision here, even if it sounds like they are penny-pinching a million dollars. Is Gipson going to be so upset over this $1 million that he's going to refuse to sign a long-term deal now? I don't think so. Now, the Browns can work on an extension with Gipson any time from now until the end of the season.
According to reports, Gipson was the final restricted free agent in the NFL to sign his tender. He was rated the No. 67 player in the NFL's Top 100, as voted by his peers.