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Three-time Pro Bowl CB Joe Haden posts cryptic message hinting at potential return to Browns

Yardbarker logo Yardbarker 5 days ago Victor Barbosa, Yardbarker
Joe Haden is a free agent. © Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Joe Haden is a free agent.

The Cleveland Browns selected defensive back Joe Haden with the seventh overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and saw the Florida product lead the team's secondary for the better part of seven seasons. It was a largely unsuccessful run for Cleveland, including a brutal 1-15 campaign during Haden's last year with the franchise, but could the 33-year-old free agent be thinking of a reunion in the Rock and Roll Capital of the World?

The Browns' depth chart, while far from finalized, currently shows two-time Pro Bowler Denzel Ward, 2021 first-round pick Greg Newsome II, 2020 second-round pick Grant Delpit and incoming sixth-year pro John Johnson III in the fold.

After spending 2010 to 2017 with Cleveland, Haden signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers and signed a two-year extension in September 2019. He was limited to 12 games (11 starts) during the 2021 regular season and finished with 38 tackles and six passes defended, plus six tackles in Pittsburgh's lone playoff game.

Haden earned Pro Bowl nods in back-to-back seasons with the Browns in 2013 and 2014 and made his third Pro Bowl in 2019 with the Steelers.

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