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Three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden is calling it a career after 12 NFL seasons.
Haden, who spent the last five seasons as a a member of the Pittsburgh Steelerswill sign a one-day contract with the Cleveland Browns and officially retire, according to ESPN.
Haden was drafted by the Browns in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of the University of Florida, spending his Cleveland’s first seven NFL seasons. He was named to the 2010 NFL All-Rookie Team after making six interceptions with 64 tackles.
Haden was released by Cleveland on August 30, 2017, after the two sides could not come to an agreement to reduce his salary.
“We want to thank Joe for everything he has done for this organization both on and off the field,” then-Browns executive vice president of football operations Sasha Brown said in a statement following the news, according to Cleveland.com.
“He was a great teammate and a true asset to the Cleveland community. These are very difficult decisions, we have a lot of respect for Joe, and he will always be a Cleveland Brown in my eyes.”
He joined the Steelers shortly after. was released by Clevelandstarted 67 games over five seasons in Pittsburgh and was selected to his third Pro Bowl in 2019.
Pittsburgh declined to re-sign Haden after the 2022 season, in which Haden dealt with a foot injury and started 11 games.
According to Cleveland.com, the Browns will honor Haden at a home game later this season.
Haden finishes his career with 29 interceptions, two touchdowns and 615 tackles, 14 of which were tackles for loss.