Several Cleveland players said Wednesday they feel disrespected by Jacksonville Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson's harsh comments about the Browns, and that topic was discussed by head coaches Doug Marrone and Hue Jackson with their respective teams.

Gipson was a Pro Bowler with the Browns before the team chose not to re-sign him as a free agent after the 2015 season.

In an interview with ESPN's Freddie and Fitz radio show on Monday, Gipson took some swipes at Cleveland's front office for letting him leave, predicted the Jaguars will score 40 points this Sunday against the NFL's only winless team and believes the Browns will "probably go 0-16."

Gipson admitted to the media in Cleveland on Wednesday that his radio comments were "probably out of turn" and clarified that his remarks were directed at the Browns' front office. But he said he stands "by my comments that we'll be 1-0 on Sunday.''

"Anybody would be disrespected from that," defensive tackle Danny Shelton said, according to Ohio.com. "So we've just got to go out there and play our game, be dominant."

Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey said Gipson is only trying to "rile up" his teammates, but that his words have provided some extra motivation. Kirksey and Gipson are close friends.