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2019 NFL Free Agency News: Texans Sign Tashaun Gipson

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The Texans replace their lost safeties.

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Tashaun Gipson was part of the Jaguars super human super sized defensive free agency splurge of 2017. Him along with A.J. Bouye and Calais Campbell led to the Jaguars having an all-time great pass defense and AFC Title game appearance. This offseason Gipson was a cap casualty so the Jags could move on from Blake Bortles and sign Nick Foles.

The Texans had two free agent safeties this offseason. Tyrann Mathieu and Kareem Jackson. Mathieu signed with the Kansas City Chiefs and outbid the Texans for his services. The Broncos signed Jackson and it was reported the Texans never made an offer.

To fill this hole at safety the Texans signed Gipson. Gipson played free safety in Jacksonville. It's safe to assume Houston will have Gipson play free safety, Justin Reid will play strong, and Andre Hal will be the third safety.

UPDATE: