Report: Joe Haden tests positive for COVID-19

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The Steelers will reportedly be without cornerback Joe Haden for their next two games.

Dan Graziano of ESPN reports that Haden has tested positive for COVID-19. He’ll miss Sunday’s game against the Browns as a result and the 10-day isolation period means that he will also miss the team’s home playoff game on Wild Card weekend.

Shortly before the report, Haden tweeted that “I’m so pissed and sad at the same time. . . . . stay safe out here.”

Haden has started all 14 games he’s played for the Steelers this season. He has 52 tackles, two interceptions, and an interception return for a touchdown this season.

Steven Nelson, Mike Hilton, and Cam Sutton will be the top corners in Pittsburgh with Haden out of action.

15 responses to “Report: Joe Haden tests positive for COVID-19

  1. Was he in a meeting room with the rest of their DB’s? If so, their whole secondary is gone. Saints had a DB test positive also. This could be it for the season if he was in a room with the rest of the secondary. Well, 2021 was nice while it lasted, maybe 2022 will be better?

  2. sfsaintsfan says:
    January 2, 2021 at 1:33 pm
    Was he in a meeting room with the rest of their DB’s? If so, their whole secondary is gone. Saints had a DB test positive also. This could be it for the season if he was in a room with the rest of the secondary. Well, 2021 was nice while it lasted, maybe 2022 will be better?
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    It is a good point, but if none of the other DBs test positive, they would be able to play Wild Card weekend. I think close contact players need 5 straight days of negative tests

  3. Playoff soft bubble anyone?

    I know some players will have a issue with it, but all teams staying in hotels for a few weeks isn’t going to ruin lives or the playoffs. Better to have a soft bubble than have outbreaks on teams during the playoffs.

  4. One and done Steelers will have another convenient excuse for the playoff loss.

  5. sfsaintsfan says:
    January 2, 2021 at 1:33 pm
    Was he in a meeting room with the rest of their DB’s? If so, their whole secondary is gone. Saints had a DB test positive also. This could be it for the season if he was in a room with the rest of the secondary. Well, 2021 was nice while it lasted, maybe 2022 will be better?
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    It is a good point, but if none of the other DBs test positive, they would be able to play Wild Card weekend. I think close contact players need 5 straight days of negative tests
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    When the Browns played the Jets none of the WRs tested positive and they had to sit..

  6. sfsaintsfan says:
    January 2, 2021 at 1:33 pm
    Was he in a meeting room with the rest of their DB’s? If so, their whole secondary is gone. Saints had a DB test positive also. This could be it for the season if he was in a room with the rest of the secondary. Well, 2021 was nice while it lasted, maybe 2022 will be better?
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    this comes down to if the players in the room were waring masks and sitting six feet apart, teams that follow protocols tend to only have isolated instances compared to outbreaks some others are experiencing

  7. The almighty Steelers are loaded at CB. They have another guy not mentioned above that they like. Justin Layne once of Michigan State and well coached under the Dantonio regime.

  8. den0524 says:
    January 2, 2021 at 2:24 pm
    sfsaintsfan says:
    January 2, 2021 at 1:33 pm
    Was he in a meeting room with the rest of their DB’s? If so, their whole secondary is gone. Saints had a DB test positive also. This could be it for the season if he was in a room with the rest of the secondary. Well, 2021 was nice while it lasted, maybe 2022 will be better?
    ===================
    It is a good point, but if none of the other DBs test positive, they would be able to play Wild Card weekend. I think close contact players need 5 straight days of negative tests
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    When the Browns played the Jets none of the WRs tested positive and they had to sit..

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    Because that was within 5 days.

  9. Was he in a meeting room with the rest of their DB’s? If so, their whole secondary is gone. Saints had a DB test positive also. This could be it for the season

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    The meetings are all virtual. So transmission was likely minimal.

  10. Was he in that maskless victory dance video? Did the Steelers catch a penalty for that incident? That was a repeat offense, was it not?

  11. Got burned so often lately teammates were jokingly calling him TOAST.
    Let’s see what ‘next man up’ can do.

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