ESPN Veteran cornerback Joe Haden switched teams in the AFC North in a matter of hours Wednesday, officially signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers after being cut by the Cleveland Browns earlier in the day. Haden’s three-year deal is for $27 million, including $7 million this year, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Just hours after being cut by the only team he has ever played for, the Cleveland Browns, two time Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden signed a three year deal worth a staggering $27 million dollars with the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. Haden will not have to wait long to show his former team they made a mistake releasing him, the Steelers play the Browns week one, and Haden will get to exact some revenge. Joe Haden is not the player he once was, and he does not have the speed that once made him elite, but he is still a good player. The Browns thought they had better players in camp, who were making a lot less money this season, so they decided to dump Haden. I will say that the $7 million per year that the Steelers are paying Haden is steep, the construct of this contract has not yet been released, but I would be shocked if he sees the final year of this three year deal in Pittsburgh.