The Cleveland Browns have terminated the contract of Defensive Back Joe Haden.
Haden joined the Browns as a first-round pick in 2010 and was selected to two Pro Bowls.
On clevelandbrowns.com......“We want to thank Joe for all he has done for this organization both on and off the field,” said Browns Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown. “He has been a great teammate and a true asset to the Cleveland community. These are very difficult decisions, we have the utmost respect for Joe and in my eyes, he will always be a Cleveland Brown.”
He appeared in 90 games with 81 starts and logged 376 tackles, 101 passes defensed, 19 interceptions, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.
“Joe gave everything he had for the Cleveland Browns and that’s all you can ask for as a coach,” said Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson. “He was a leader on and off the field. I wish him all the best as he continues his career.”
Last season, he started in 13 games and totaled 48 tackles, 11 passes defensed and tied for the team-lead with three interceptions.