Aditi Kinkhabwala and Ian Rapoport are reporting that the Steelers are meeting with free agent CB Joe Haden Wednesday night.
Numerous reports have said that the Steelers are the team to watch for Haden and getting the first visit is usually a great sign in regards to their chances of getting a deal done.
Here are the latest reports about Haden and the Steelers:
- Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that the Steelers are showing “strong interest” in Haden.
- Adam Schefter confirms that the Steelers are “the team to watch” for Haden and are considered to be the favorites to sign Haden.
- Jason La Canfora also mentions that he would keep a close eye on the Steelers as a team for Haden, given that they’ve been eyeing a number of cornerback options in recent weeks.
- Aditi Kinkhabwala hears that Pittsburgh is emerging as a possible contender for Haden.
Other teams reportedly in the mix for Haden include the Dolphins, Cowboys, Saints, Eagles, Chiefs, and 49ers.
Haden, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Browns back in 2010. He was in the fourth year of his six-year, $74.678 million contract that includes $45 million guaranteed and was set to make base salaries of $11.1 million over the next two years of the agreement when the Browns officially cut him loose earlier in the day.
Cleveland had been shopping Haden around for a fourth-round pick that could end up being a third-round selection, but apparently there was no deal to be made in the end.
In 2016, Haden appeared in 13 games for the Browns and recorded 48 tackles, three interceptions, and 11 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 88 cornerback out of 110 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding the Steelers and Haden as the news is available.