Browns put S Gipson on IR

Berea, OH ( - The Cleveland Browns have shut down safety Tashaun Gipson for the remainder of the season, placing the playmaking defensive back on injured reserve Saturday due to a lingering knee injury.

Gipson tore the medial collateral ligament in his right knee against Atlanta on Nov. 23 and sat out the Browns' next three games.

The former undrafted free agent was leading the NFL with six interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown in a Week 2 win over New Orleans, at the time of the injury. Gipson added 52 tackles and eight passes defensed while starting Cleveland's first 11 games.

Linebacker Scott Solomon was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster in a corresponding move.