Steelers sign CB Joe Haden to three-year contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t waste any time pulling Joe Haden off the free-agent market.

Hours after he was released by the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday, the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback signed a three-year, $27 million deal with the Steelers, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Haden is guaranteed to make $7 million in the first year of his new contract — which ironically was the same amount Cleveland was seeking to pay him before cutting him, Rapoport reported. The Steelers later made the deal official.

ESPN first reported the development. The Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts were among the teams that were interested in potentially signing Haden before the Steelers ended his brief free-agency foray, Rapoport reported.

Haden, 28, reached the Pro Bowl in 2013 and 2014. The 2010 first-round pick signed a six-year, $74.678 million deal in 2014 but has struggled to find consistency in the years since. Haden has played in just 18 games since 2014, with three interceptions and 13 pass breakups in those two years.

Although Haden’s on-field presence has been hampered by injury, he makes an impact when he stays healthy. He’s one of

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