Breer adds that Cleveland was in touch with Haden’s representatives yesterday regarding an extension.
“Sounds like everything remains positive there, and re-signing Haden will continue to be a top priority for the Browns thru the transition,” Breer tweets.
Haden, 25, is entering the final year of his rookie contract and would be without a doubt one of the best available players in next year’s free agent market if the Browns are unable to get an extension worked out.
The Browns have plenty of cap space to work with, but they also have some notable free agents to address including C Alex Mack and S T.J. Ward. Even so, Haden is clearly a huge talent at cornerback so it seems reasonable to suggest that he could be in line for a top-salary.
He finished the 2013 season with 54 tackles, 4 interceptions, one of which for a touchdown and 20 passes defensed.
We’ll have more regarding Haden and a new contract as the news is available.