Joe Haden Watch: Will He End Up With The Miami Dolphins?
- Author: Julie Sanders Sep 01, 2017,
Sep 01, 2017, 14:46
Jackson deferred other questions about Haden to Sashi Brown, the team's executive vice president of football operations. Since he was released by the Browns on Wednesday morning, he will be available to sign with any team he chooses after 4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
Haden, the seventh overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, has not played up to his usual standards in recent years. That's the impact of adding Joe Haden less than two weeks before the regular season opener, which by the way happens to be against the team that unceremoniously cut him - the Cleveland Browns.
Members of the Niner Faithful hoping to see cornerback Joe Haden in a San Francisco 49ers uniform when the 2017 season kicks off are out of luck.
Haden has picked off 19 passes and forced four fumbles in his seven-year career. But injuries have hampered his play the past couple of seasons.
And after no attractive trade offers materialized, the Browns released Haden.
Though he may not be the elite corner he once was, Haden could return to Pro Bowl form in 2017.
But he missed 11 games in 2015 with two concussions and other injuries, including one requiring ankle surgery during the 2016 offseason.
The Steelers scheme could lead to a bounce back year for Haden. IF he wants to play for a victor desperately enough, and other winners don't offer him something closer to the $11.1 million he was supposed to earn this year with Cleveland. The Browns are also trying to trade Cam Erving, who they drafted in the first round, but has been a disappointment.
Unfortunately, the Browns have been one of the worst teams in the league during that time so it did not matter too much for either party. "He was a leader on and off the field". Last season, he recorded 48 tackles, 11 passes defensed and tied for a team high three interceptions.
"He's a hell of a player, a hell of a person, and he's done nothing but great things for this organization", Kirksey said of Haden.