The Chicago Bears appear to have found their replacement for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to start opposite Eddie Jackson at safety.

The Bears signed veteran Tashaun Gipson on Thursday, according to ProFootballTalk.com. The 29-year-old safety was cut by the Texans earlier this week after spending one season with Houston, where he started 14 games with three interceptions before landing on injured reserve with a back injury.

Gipson spent the first four seasons of his career with the Cleveland Browns, starting in 42 games with 14 interceptions. He started all 48 games in three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2016 through 2018 before being cut in March 2019.

He signed a three-year deal with the Texans last offeseason. He has 23 career interceptions in eight seasons.

Gipson will likely slide into the starting role vacated by Clinton-Dix, who signed earlier this offseason with the Dallas Cowboys after one season in Chicago.

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