Joe Haden Retiring Cornerback Signed a One-Day Contract with The Cleveland Browns!

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Joe Haden will retire with the Browns after signing a one-day deal, capping out a 12-year NFL career split between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Drew Rosenhaus, Haden’s agent, confirmed the retirement to Schefter.

Upon being released by the Browns, Haden, then 33, signed with the Steelers and played there from 2017 to 2021. He was a mainstay in the Steelers’ secondary for a long time, starting 66 games and making 10 interceptions when he was there. However, he missed five games due to a foot ailment last year and did not have an interception.

Joe Haden will retire with the Browns after signing a one-day deal, capping out a 12-year NFL career split between Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

Drew Rosenhaus, Haden’s agent, confirmed the retirement to Schefter. Upon being released by the Browns, Haden, then 33, signed with the Steelers and played there from 2017 to 2021. He was a mainstay in the Steelers’ secondary for a long time, starting 66 games and making 10 interceptions when he was there. However, he missed five games due to a foot ailment last year and did not have an interception.

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Career

A two-year, $22 million agreement was signed by Haden with the Steelers until the 2021 season. Haden had 7 tackles, 5 pass deflections, an interception (thrown by Jared Goff), and a deflected pass that was picked off by Minkah Fitzpatrick in the fourth quarter of Week 10’s 17-12 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

Haden recorded an interception off a ball thrown by Baker Mayfield with one minute remaining in the Steelers’ 20-13 Week 13 victory over his former team, the Cleveland Browns. Haden recorded two interceptions off rookie quarterback Kyler Murray in Week 14 against the Arizona Cardinals, including the game-winning pick-six late in the fourth quarter.

The Bengals won the game, 23-17. Haden recovered a fumble forced by T.J. Watt on running back Gus Edwards and intercepted a pass thrown by former teammate Robert Griffin III in a 28-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 17.

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Haden picked off a ball from Jeff Driskel, his first of the year, in a 26-21 victory, giving him his first interception of the year. Haden returned an interception 14 yards for a score in the Browns’ 19-14 Week 12 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

The pass had been thrown by Robert Griffin III, a former colleague of Haden’s on the Browns. Haden’s first pick-six with the Steelers was his second overall. The team benched him on January 2, 2021 (designated as COVID-19), then on January 18, 2021, he was activated.

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