Joe Haden status uncertain, but he’ll travel to Dallas


Browns cornerback Joe Haden missed practice again on Friday, but the Browns aren’t ruling him out as a result of the oblique injury he suffered on Wednesday.

Haden hasn’t practiced either of the last two days, but coach Pat Shurmur said that Haden would travel with the team to Dallas. They’ll make a determination about his status after seeing how he is during warmups on Sunday.

“He’ll be a game-time decision,” Shurmur said, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal. “I think we listed it as an oblique strain. It’s something that can happen with a very harmless movement, and we’ll just see where he’s at. He feels better today, and on game day, we’ll decide if he can go.”

If Haden is unable to play, the Browns will be forced to go with Sheldon Brown, Buster Skrine and Trevin Wade at cornerback against a strong Cowboys passing attack. Even if Haden does play, he probably won’t be 100 percent when matched up with Miles Austin or Dez Bryant. Either way, Tony Romo is likely enjoying the prospect of a date with the Browns pass defense.

7 responses to “Joe Haden status uncertain, but he’ll travel to Dallas

  1. “Just looked him up. Are Browns fans really at the point where they’re talking up guys who have 8 sacks in five seasons?–Hell, the Browns fans are so desparate for a winner that they would dress Jim Brown and Bob Gain if the could! But don’t worry because the Browns are getting ready for another REGIME CHANGE!

  2. Look for guys on the Browns like Haden, who are good enough to have no fear of being unemployed by somebody next year, but not good enough to be All-Pros like Joe Thomas, to have a string of minor injuries that keep them out of games.

    The players know Shurmur and probably Heckert are gone next year, and they know the Browns are going nowhere this year. They’re not going to risk serious injury when they have nothing to play for and nothing to prove.

    Young guys with something to prove will play, potential All-Pros (Thomas) will play, contract year guys will play, the rest, expect them to spend a lot of time in the training room with this mysterious injury or that mysterious injury.

  3. Shoot man, I am a life long Browns fan, and I can’t get excited about anything I read about this team anymore. I’m 52 and I told my daughter the other day, I will never live long enough to see the Browns become a champion (I am in good health, by the way)

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