Gipson suffered a groin injury during warmups Monday, Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Gipson didn't return to practice after warmups concluded. The veteran safety has more than enough experience to make up for missing a portion of training camp, so the Bears may take a cautious approach and hold him out of on-field activities until there's no chance of worsening his injury.
Gipson is signing a one-year contract with the Bears, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.
Gipson has started 11 or more games in eight straight seasons, playing for the Browns, Jaguars, Texans and Bears in that time. After switching teams the past two offseasons, Gipson will stick around in Chicago another year, hoping to make 16 starts again. He finished last season with 66 tackles (48 solo), seven pass defenses and two interceptions, playing 98.4 percent of defensive snaps for the Bears.
Gipson recorded three tackles in Chicago's 35-16 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Gipson was a solid starter for the Bears, posting 66 tackles and a pair of interceptions. He'll be going to the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, but whether he's with Chicago or another team, as long as he's in the starting lineup, he should continue to be a strong IDP option.
Gipson (neck) is active for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Gipson was designated on the team's injury report as having a neck issue throughout the week, but he ultimately was still capable of logging three full practice sessions between Wednesday and Friday. He's expectedly gained clearance for the all-important NFC North showdown, aligning Gipson for his 16th start of the season at strong safety. He's totaled 63 tackles, seven pass deflections and two interceptions coming into Sunday's tilt.
Gipson (foot) will play in Monday's game versus the Vikings.
Gipson upgraded to full participation at Saturday's practice, so he'll avoid missing his first game of the year. The veteran safety has missed just one snap all year, and he's recorded 43 tackles (32 solo), four pass breakups and two interceptions over nine games. He'll start at strong safety once again.
Gipson (foot) was limited during the Bears' practice session Thursday.
The one-time Pro Bowl safety dealt with a foot issue heading into last Sunday's matchup against the Titans, but he ultimately was able to take the field after logging a limited week of practice participation. Gipson garnered 100 percent of the defensive snaps against Tennessee -- as he has in eight of nine appearances this season -- but the injury has not subsided since initially being reported Nov. 4. If Gipson weren't able to play against Minnesota on Monday Night Football, Deandre Houston-Carson would step into the spotlight at strong safety. So far, however, Gipson is on the same trajectory towards playing as he was this time last week.
Gipson (foot) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Titans, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
The veteran safety was limited at practice all week but is ready to take the field this weekend. Gipson has played all but one defensive snap this season and should remain in his every-down role at Tennessee.
Gipson (foot) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice.
Gipson had a busy game in last week's loss to the Saints, racking up eight tackles across 73 of 74 defensive snaps. It's unclear how serious the injury is, as the team could be electing to rest the Wyoming product. If Gipson were to suffer a setback, Deon Bush would be in line for the start at strong safety.
Gipson tallied eight stops in the Bears' 26-23 overtime loss to the Saints on Sunday.
With New Orleans employing a conservative game plan, Gipson took advantage of the plays in front of him and recorded his second-highest tackle total of the season. Despite his solid performance, his tackle numbers tend to fluctuate greatly, making him a risky IDP weekly lineup option.
Gipson intercepted a pass while posting six tackles in the Bears' 23-16 victory over the Panthers on Sunday.
Gipson now has a pair of interceptions this season while averaging six tackles over the last four weeks, and he's shown a solid scoring floor, making him a reliable IDP option.
Gipson recorded nine tackles in Chicago's 19-11 loss to the Colts on Sunday.
After posting a total of eight stops over the prior two weeks, Gipson surpassed that total against the Colts largely because they controlled the contest throughout and were able to go with a run-heavy attack. He's posted at least six tackles in three of four games to start the season, making him a high-floor IDP option at the safety position.
Gipson posted six tackles and an interception in the Bears' 30-26 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
Gipson picked a great time to pick off his first pass as a member of the Bears, as his big play came in the waning moments of the game and secured a comeback victory. On the season, he's averaging five tackles, making him a decent weekly floor play in IDP leagues.
Gipson notched seven stops in the Bears' 27-23 victory over Detroit on Sunday.
Gipson tied for the team lead in tackles, and after posting between 41 and 64 tackles in each of the last six seasons, he should continue to function as a high-floor IDP option.
Gipson (lower back) wasn't listed on the team's injury report for Wednesday's practice.
Gipson had been dealing with the lower-back issue throughout camp, but was still listed as the team's starting strong safety Monday. The veteran racked up 51 tackles (37 solo), three interceptions and eight passes defensed last season, so he'll be a decent IDP option heading into Week 1 with limited upside.
Gipson (lower back) is listed as the Bears' starting strong safety, according to the team's official website.
Gipson had been battling with Deon Bush for the starting role, and now that the roles are established, Gipson should be counted on for roughly 50 tackles, a number he's exceeded in each of the last three seasons, making him an IDP option with a solid floor but limited upside.
Gipson did not practice Wednesday due to a lower back injury, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
Gipson is the clear leading candidate to win Chicago's strong safety gig in training camp, but he'd still be well served to get back to practice as soon as possible. As the 30-year-old veteran works to master the Bears' defensive scheme, maximizing his practice reps would no doubt be beneficial.
Gipson (lower back) is the early favorite to serve as Chicago's starting strong safety to begin the regular season, Chris Emma of 670 The Score reports.
Gipson, who is expected to be fully healthy by the time Week 1 rolls around, inked a one-year deal with Chicago in April. If the veteran indeed wins the starting strong safety role, he'd likely be one of two new starters in the Bears' secondary, with rookie second-round pick Jaylon Johnson making the case for a top cornerback gig.
Gipson (lower back) signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Gipson was cut by the Texans last week, just one season after signing a three-year, $22.5 million deal with the team, and it didn't take him long to resurface in Chicago. Heading into his age-30 season, Gipson should be the favorite to replace Ha Ha Clinton-Dix as the Bears' starting strong safety across from Eddie Jackson, though he'll be faced with competition from Deon Bush.
The Texans released Gipson (lower back) on Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Gipson signed a three-year, $22 million contract last offseason and went on to make 14 starts for the Texans before a fracture in his lower back sent him to injured reserve for the playoffs. He has 104 NFL starts and 23 interceptions to his name, but he'll turn 30 in August after finishing 2019 with PFF's No. 71 grade out of 87 qualified safeties. The Texans have Justin Reid locked in for one safety spot, potentially setting up a competition between Jaylen Watkins and Eric Murray for the other starting job.
Gipson (lower back) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
According to Wilson, Gipson aggravated a transverse process fracture in his lower back while playing in Sunday's game against Tennessee. The 29-year-old originally suffered the injury in Week 7, but also dealt with hip and wrist injuries throughout the season. The Wyoming product finishes 2019 with 51 tackles (37 solo), eight pass breakups and three interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown.
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|Sun 09/20||vs NYG||W 17-13||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||@ ATL||W 30-26||4||2||6||0||1||1||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||vs IND||L 11-19||8||1||9||0||0||1||0||0|
|Thu 10/08||vs TB||W 20-19||4||0||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/18||@ CAR||W 23-16||2||4||6||0||1||1||0||0|
|Mon 10/26||@ LAR||L 10-24||1||0||1||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 11/01||vs NO||L 23-26||6||2||8||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||@ TEN||L 17-24||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 11/16||vs MIN||L 13-19||2||1||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/29||@ GB||L 25-41||3||1||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/06||vs DET||L 30-34||2||1||3||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||vs HOU||W 36-7||5||1||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/20||@ MIN||W 33-27||2||1||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/27||@ JAC||W 41-17||1||0||1||0||0||2||0||0|
|Sun 01/03||vs GB||L 16-35||1||2||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/10||@ NO||L 9-21||6||1||7||1||0||1||1||0|
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