Cleveland Browns ‘Intrigued’ By Johnson Bademosi; Expect Him to Challenge Tashaun Gipson

Oct 28, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns cornerback Johnson Bademosi (37) during a game against the San Diego Chargers at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Cleveland won 7-6. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Reports surfaced on Saturday afternoon that the Cleveland Browns believed second-year pro Tashaun Gipson was the favorite to earn the starting free safety job, but now there is a belief that Johnson Bademosi could push Gipson for the starting gig. According to a report from ESPN Cleveland, the Browns are “intrigued” by Johnson Bademosi, who played at cornerback last season, and they expect him to compete for the job.

Cleveland has no proven player that they can immediately plug in opposite T.J. Ward in the defensive backfield, so this could end up being one of the more entertaining offseason position battles.

Along with Bademosi and Gipson, Buster Skrine is expected to be in the mix as a Day 1 starter, though Gipson is still the favorite to earn the job. Gipson started three games a season ago.

Someone to keep an eye on later down the road is sixth-round draft pick Jamoris Slaughter, who will get a chance to show his worth when he fully recovers from his Achilles injury.

Cleveland has a lot of talent on their roster, but free safety is one of their weakest positions.

It will be interesting to see how everything plays out and to see what player gets to take the field on Day 1 as a NFL starter.

Topics: Cleveland Browns, Johnson Bademosi, Tashaun Gipson

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