Steel­ers sign two-time Pro Bowl cor­ner Haden

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - SPORTS -

Joe Haden needed a job, a chance of scenery and a chance at a Su­per Bowl.

The Pitts­burgh Steel­ers were more than happy to give the long­time Cleve­land Browns cor­ner­back a shot at all three.

The Steel­ers signed Haden to a three-year con­tract on Wed­nes­day night just hours after the Browns granted Haden his re­lease.

Haden, a two-time Pro Bowler, gives the de­fend­ing AFC North cham­pi­ons an up­grade in the sec­ondary in their bid to chase down Su­per Bowl cham­pion New Eng­land.

Haden’s deal has a to­tal value of $27 mil­lion said a per­son who spoke to The As­so­ci­ated Press on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause fi­nan­cial de­tails were not re­leased. Ini­tial talks be­tween Pitts­burgh and Haden were first re­ported by ESPN.

The Browns cut Haden ear­lier Wed­nes­day, break­ing ties with one of the few fix­tures for a fran­chise that has spent the en­tirety of Haden’s seven-year ca­reer re­build­ing and then re­build­ing some more.

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