Veteran CB Joe Haden expected to sign 3-year deal with Steelers

Veteran CB Joe Haden expected to sign 3-year deal with Steelers”

If, for whatever reason, the veteran isn't able to land a lucrative deal and is instead looking at one-year, prove-it options, then perhaps the Giants are in play and the lure of a possible championship will benefit them. He played only five games in 2015 because of a concussion and fractured finger, and he had three interceptions in 13 starts past year. They also traded a draft pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for Brandon Boykin before the start of that season.

Haden will be able to pick his first home outside of Cleveland since he first entered the National Football League at the age of 21.

Haden's injury problems surfaced in 2015 when a pair of concussions limited him to five games.

Haden is entering his eighth year in the NFL. According to Pro Football Focus, previous year was the worst of his career as Haden allowed an NFL-high high six touchdowns. That being said, is he young enough to turn his career around?

Prior to his release, Haden was set to earn over $11 million in 2017. Haden will command a hefty sum. Haden has battled losing and injuries the past few seasons, but the former Pro Bowler is healthy and excited about the potential in Cleveland's secondary. Haden isn't guaranteed to be an upgrade over Darby or Mills. He has played in 90 career games for the Browns in his first seven season, starting 81, and had 369 tackles, 298 of them solo stops, adding 101 pass defenses, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and two sacks.

Cut early Wednesday morning from the Browns, the Steelers wasted no time acquiring Haden, as the cornerback position has grown into a major need for the team.

Thirdly, Rosenhaus is based in Miami and while that doesn't mean he's going to drive Haden to sign a contract with Miami, it's no secret the agent likes having clients on the Dolphins. He's also closing in on his 30th birthday and will be after some serious coin.

A big name in the AFC could be on the trading block, and it could make things harder for the Patriots if he moved.

Haden was not having a great preseason, and that could have been the determining factor in first-year defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' scheme.

According to Over the Cap, the Dolphins now have $8.4 million in cap space.

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