Monday December 14th, 2015

The Cleveland Browns have placed cornerback Joe Haden on IR due to two concussions he sustained earlier this season, the team announced Monday.

Haden’s season is now over.

“This has been an extremely difficult season for me personally,” Haden said in a statement Monday. “It’s upsetting that my year has ended this way. I really want to be out there with my teammates trying to help finish this season strong and on a positive note. We’ve all learned how important it is to be very thorough with concussions and I appreciate the care the Browns have provided for me. Although I haven’t been able to clear protocol the specialists I have met with have told me they expect a full recovery. I’m looking forward that, returning to form, having a good off-season and an even better 2016 season.”

Haden was placed in the NFL’s concussion protocol after sustaining head injuries during his team’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Nov. 1, and has not played since. He also missed the Browns’ previous two games with a concussion before returning in the Week 8 matchup.

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The 26-year-old recorded 22 combined tackles and had two passes defensed in five games in 2015.

In six NFL seasons, Haden has 329 combined tackles and 89 passes defensed. 

A first-round pick by the Browns in the 2010 draft out of Florida, Haden is a two-time Pro Bowler and was a second team All Pro selection in 2013.

The Browns (3–10) snapped a seven-game losing streak on Sunday with a 24–10 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

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