Source: Steelers emerge as favorite to pointer maestro CB Joe Haden

The Pittsburgh Steelers are a favorites to pointer maestro cornerback Joe Haden, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


Haden, 28, was expelled Wednesday morning by a Cleveland Browns. He is not theme to waivers and is giveaway to pointer with another group after 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

Other teams expressing seductiveness in Haden are a New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Josina Anderson.

The Dallas Cowboys also have some seductiveness in Haden, though there is regard over a cost it will take to pointer him and his health, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer and Anderson.

“Tons of seductiveness in him,” Haden’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told Schefter. “He will have a new understanding with another group by tomorrow afternoon.”

Haden was due to be paid $11.1 million this season. The Browns approached Haden about holding a compensate cut though he did not determine to it, a source told ESPN’s Pat McManamon. The Browns afterwards sought a trade though eventually expelled Haden when they found no partner, a source said.

Haden, who was Cleveland’s first-round collect in 2010, has fought by injuries a past dual seasons. He missed 11 games in 2015 with a finger damage and a concussion. In 2016, he missed 3 games and played by dual groin issues that compulsory postseason surgery.

In a matter posted on his Instagram comment on Wednesday morning after his release, Haden voiced confidence about his future.

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Haden, who final went to a Pro Bowl in 2014, was also set to make $11.2 million and $10.4 million in 2018 and ’19.

Releasing Haden will cost a Browns $3.2 million in top space this deteriorate and $3.2 million subsequent season. He sealed a five-year agreement prolongation in May 2014.

“We wish to appreciate Joe for all he has finished for this classification both on and off a field,” Browns executive clamp boss of football operations Sashi Brown pronounced in a statement. “He has been a good teammate and a loyal item to a Cleveland community. These are really formidable decisions, we have a pinnacle honour for Joe and in my eyes, he will always be a Cleveland Brown.”


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