Report: Joe Haden to Sign Three-Year Deal With Steelers

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Report: Joe Haden to Sign Three-Year Deal With Steelers
Wednesday August 30th, 2017

The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to sign free-agent cornerback Joe Haden to a three-year deal, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

Haden, 28, was released by the Browns on Wednesday after the team failed to find a trade partner. Haden is expected to sign a contract worth $27 million, with $7 million earmarked for this season.

Haden spent the first seven years of his career in Cleveland after the team selected him in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft. Reports indicated shortly after his release that the Steelers were the favorite for his services.

Considered a top cornerback, Haden was due $11.1 million ($4 million guaranteed) this season as part of a five-year, $67.5 million extension he signed in 2014. The release costs Cleveland $3.2 million in cap space this season and $3.2 million in 2018

In 13 games last season, Haden recorded 48 total tackles and three interceptions, missing three games with groin muscle injuries. He has 19 interceptions and four forced fumbles in his career.

Haden will likely make his debut Sept. 10 against the Browns, his former team.

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