Browns Sign CB Joe Haden To Five-Year Contract Extension

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden will face the Pittsburgh Steelers several more times during his career as the Florida product announced Tuesday on Twitter that he has signed a five-year contract extension worth $68 million of which $45 million is guaranteed in some shape or form.

Haden, who was selected by the Browns with seventh-overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, made the Pro Bowl for the first time last season. In the 48 games that he has started for the Browns, he has registered 13 interceptions.

If any player is to be considered Haden’s kryptonite, it very well could be Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. In the four games that Brown has gone against Haden dating back to 2010, he has eight catches for 173 yards and three touchdowns on 12 targets, according to Pro Football Focus.

As of last Thursday, Haden now has a new counterpart in Cleveland as the Browns selected Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert with the eighth overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.

The Steelers will open the 2014 season against the Browns at Heinz Field.

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  • dennisdoubleday

    That seems like too much for a corner

  • steeltown

    Just wait for the Patrick Peterson deal

  • Kevin Gobleck

    Poor guy, stuck with Cleveland for 5 more years

  • Kevin Gobleck

    watch it will be some 7 yr 100 mil contract

  • Superdriller316

    I’m not saying he’s not worth it, but, the Browns have a lot of money that they have to spend. Look for Browns extensions to be overinflated for that fact.

  • Jacob Dixon

    It had to be a lot of money because nobody wants to go to a bad team and not making a lot of money

  • NW86

    It’s a tad less, in terms of APY, than Richard Sherman just got. Everyone knew that between Sherman, Hayden, and Peterson, whichever one got the deal first, would set the market and the others would be close.

  • NW86

    I think it will come out right in between the Sherman and Hayden deals, at about $13.75M/yr.

  • NW86

    It’s a lot of money, but the Browns have the most cap space in the league. They also have to pay good money to make anyone good want to stay there long term.

    Let’s all admit this – Now that Hayden, Gilbert, and Whitener are all signed long-term, they should have a tough secondary for years to come. We can all just hope that they continue to screw up other areas on the team.

  • Steve

    Lets have a pitty party for Haden, having to put up with them Brownies for 5 more years. Just plain terrible!

  • Steve

    They have to spend the minimun or get in trouble with the players association. They also have a few extra picks next year for moving back this year in the draft.

  • 20Stoney

    Being that it’s Cleveland, the odds are pretty good that he blows out his knee in a pick up basketball game tomorrow.

  • Matt Manzo

    And Pierre Desir! Damn!

  • Kevin Gobleck

    or gets caught with weed and will be banned a year

  • Steelers58

    Lot of people are making fun of browns. Be careful they are making some really good moves, as well as had a great draft.

  • http://pittsburghsportsinat.blogspot.com/ bgsteelfan

    For a CB it’s high. For Haden, it is way high.

  • http://pittsburghsportsinat.blogspot.com/ bgsteelfan

    Maybe it’s just me, but IMO, Sherman and Peterson on a level above Haden.