For seven seasons, Joe Haden lined up against the Steelers’ top wideouts in a futile effort to lead the Browns’ defense back to glory. Now he’s on the other side of one of the league’s most one-sided rivalries.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Haden signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday, flipping his allegiance from the AFC North’s worst team to one of its best. He’ll slip into a secondary in need of veteran leadership alongside second-year starters Artie Burns and Sean Davis.
How can Haden help the Steelers?: Pittsburgh has one of the league’s most explosive offenses, but the team’s front office has invested hard in returning the defense to its Steel Curtain roots. Haden is the latest first-round pick to join the roster, joining Cameron Heyward, Bud Dupree, Ryan Shazier, Burns, and T.J. Watt. His last two healthy seasons, in 2013 and 2014, resulted in Pro Bowl berths. At 28 years old, he’s still young enough to make an extended impact in his new home.
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