Joe Haden announces his retirement

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Cornerback Joe Haden played for both the Browns and Steelers during his NFL career and he made an announcement a day ahead of a meeting between those two teams.

Haden announced his retirement on Wednesday. His agent Drew Rosenhaus told PFT he will be signing a one-day contract with the Browns and will be honored later in the season.

Haden was a 2010 first-round pick by the Browns and he made a pair of Pro Bowls during seven years with the team. He was released ahead of the 2017 season and quickly signed with the Steelers. Haden spent five years with Pittsburgh and made another Pro Bowl during that run, but has remained unsigned since the end of the 2021 season.

Over the course of his career, Haden played 158 games and made 148 starts. He had 615 tackles, 29 interceptions, seven forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, and three sacks.

10 responses to “Joe Haden announces his retirement

  1. A good, solid career. One of the few Gators not to flame out in the NFL. Enjoy your retirement.

  2. I never was a big fan (a TD a game,bat downs instead of INTs) but they sure could have used Haden at angel safety against the Jets.

  3. “One of the few Gators not to flame out in the NFL”? Oh, you mean like Maurkice Pouncey or Emmitt Smith or Kyle Pitts or Evan MacPherson?

  4. These one day contracts are so stupid. My first job out of school was the Air Force. Should I see if they will let me sign for one day!

  5. dx2nc says:
    September 21, 2022 at 10:10 am

    “Should I see if they will let me sign for one day!”

    I never tuned in to watch you do your job (whatever it was in the Air Force) on television. So I am not sure how your analogy is relevant. I think it is a nice sentiment. Let the man have one last hurrah.

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