Steelers Signing CB Joe Haden To Three-Year, $27M Deal


Adam Schefter reports that the Steelers are expected to sign former Browns CB Joe Haden to a three-year, $27 million deal. According to Schefter, Haden’s deal includes $7 million for the 2017 season.

Overall, this is an impressive deal for a guy who was just released a little over a week before the start of the season.

Schefter adds that Haden actually had bigger offers from other teams that he turned down in order to join the Steelers.

The Steelers were clearly the team to beat for Haden after they scheduled the first visit with him this evening. However, it appears they were able to hammer out a deal before he even met with them.

Pittsburgh has shown serious interest in a number of cornerbacks throughout the offseason but it took until now for them to add a notable option to their secondary.

The Browns had reportedly 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.

A number of teams were linked Haden through the day including 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.

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.


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