Browns and Joe Haden working on “long-term deal” per report

The NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports this morning that the Browns are working to sign Pro-Bowl cornerback Joe Haden to a long-term contract. Haden’s current deal, which is set to pay him $6,678,193, would make him a free agent following the 2014 season.

Signing Haden before free agency begins would be a great look for the new, “streamlined” front office. On Tuesday, in response to the shakeup in the front office, Haden took to twitter to say that he was only in the business of covering receivers and that he would be “staying in his lane.”

Breer also mentions that there is still a chance that the Browns use the franchise tag on either center Alex Mack or safety TJ Ward, both of whom are coming off of Pro Bowl seasons.

[Related: For better or worse, this is Jimmy Haslam’s team]


  • mgbode

    I’d say it was obvious, but we didn’t extend Mack or Ward last offseason. Positive direction.

  • maxfnmloans

    I will also assume that this is something Banner was not in favor of. I hope the door hits him 3 or 4 times on his way out.

    I sent Joe some tweet love yesterday, letting him know that the fans are very much on board with all of this and we really want him to say. Cant hurt, right?

  • RGB

    I suspect Farmer will rectify the situation with Mack and Ward.

  • Eric G

    Best news this off-season

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    The first time I read this, I took it to mean you sent Joe Banner some tweets that we are all on board with his firing, and used “love” and “we really want him to stay” sarcastically. You cruel, beautiful SOB.

    But then the second paragraph turned out to be about Haden.

  • Garry_Owen

    Next: Back up a dump truck full of money on Richard Sherman’s driveway.

  • vespo09

    I’d love to see it happen, but I think the most likely scenario is that Mack gets extended and Ward gets franchised.

  • mgbode

    that is the ideal situation (if we cannot extend both), but it’s going to be hard to extend Mack as he is reportedly still going to test FA.

  • RGB

    He’s got one year left on his rookie contract.
    But, yeah…I’ll drive that baby to Seattle,

  • maxfnmloans

    I like your idea better.