3-Time Pro Bowl Cornerback Joe Haden Retires

A former Cleveland Brown and Pittsburgh Steeler is calling an end to an amazing career. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports cornerback Joe Haden is retiring after a remarkable 12 seasons. Despite playing his final five seasons with the Steelers, Haden intends to retire a Brown.

Haden joined the Browns as the seventh overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft after a successful three-year run in college with the Florida Gators. He was a star right out of the gate, catching six interceptions as a rookie. In his seven years with Cleveland, he made a pair of back-to-back Pro Bowls in 2013 and 2014 and nabbed 19 interceptions. He ended his career with a solid five-year stint with the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers, making his third Pro Bowl at the age of 30 in 2019 and hauling in another 10 interceptions.
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Haden's retirement arrives at an appropriate time: the only two teams he ever played for face off on Thursday Night Football this week. If his choice to retire as a Brown is any indication, his heart will be with Cleveland. 
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