Steelers sign two-time Pro Bowl corner Haden
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.