Trading places: Haden cut by Browns, signs with Steelers

CLEVELAND (AP) Joe Haden only needed a few hours to find a team that wanted him.

It’s a squad he’s very familiar with.

Goodbye, Cleveland. Hello, Pittsburgh.

Cut earlier in the day by the Browns after seven seasons, the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback signed a three-year, $27 million contract Wednesday with the rival Steelers, who are giving the 28-year-old a chance to exact some revenge on a team that doesn’t think he can play anymore.

Haden passed his physical and he’s now on the other side of a once-heated rivalry that has become utterly lopsided.

The Steelers posted a photo on Twitter of a smiling Haden signing his contract. The sight had to make the stomachs turn of some Browns fans.

In seven seasons with Cleveland, Haden went just 2-12 against the Steelers and his signing will add some luster to this season’s opener when Pittsburgh visits Cleveland on Sept. 10.

Instead of trying to cover Antonio Brown or intercept quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, he’ll be teammates with Big Ben and on a team with a legitimate chance at making the playoffs – or more.

The Browns are still rebuilding and they felt Haden had become too expensive and too injury prone. After failing to find a trade partner – Cleveland remains in search of a wide receiver –

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