Report: Joe Haden agrees to deal with Steelers hours after he is released by Browns

Posted at 11:07 AM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 17:04:29-04

Well, that was fast. 

Joe Haden has agreed to a deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers just hours after he was released by the Cleveland Browns.

According to, the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal.

“Joe gave everything he had for the Cleveland Browns and that’s all you can ask for as a coach,” Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson said on Wednesday. “He was a leader on and off the field. I wish him all the best as he continues his career.”

Haden reached out to fans on Instagram to share his thoughts on leaving the Browns.


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Haden joined the Browns as a first-round pick in 2010 and was selected to two Pro Bowls. Haden has appeared in 90 games with 81 starts.

"These are very difficult decisions, we have the utmost respect for Joe and in my eyes, he will always be a Cleveland Brown," Browns Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown said in a statement.

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora was the first to report the news of possible trade Tuesday morning. 

According to 

He is due to be paid $11.1 million this season, and $11.2 million and $10.5 million in 2018 and '19. Any team that acquires Haden would have to accept those salaries for a corner who last went to the Pro Bowl in 2014.