Yet to ink his second-round tender, Gipson is seeking a long-term deal from the team, Rapoport was told.
BrownsPro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden said earlier this month that Gipson is a "little upset" about his contract status, but told reporters: "I don't think he's thinking about holding out of training camp."
Gipson was a core member of coach Mike Pettine's defense in 2014, hauling in six interceptions before missing the final five games of the year with a knee injury. His 11 picks over the past two seasons make him a candidate for a long-term pact, but nothing has materialized. If a deal can't be hammered out, look for Gipson to sign his tender before camp and play out his contract.