Nov 3, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) reacts during the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns, Joe Haden agree to new deal through 2019 season

The Cleveland Browns are hustling at the moment, mainly thanks to the drafting of Johnny Manziel and finally making their team exciting and not an blurry orange bore. But while drafting Johnny Football invigorated the fan base, the team’s latest move will make sure those fans aren’t let down by watching big lead Manziel and the offense build getting blown by the defense.

According to, the Browns and cornerback Joe Haden have agreed to contract extension through the 2019 season. Not only that, but the deal is going to make Haden a very rich man.

A league source tells PFT that the deal includes a $14 million signing bonus, $22 million fully guaranteed at signing and another $23 million guaranteed for injury.

This is perhaps the best thing that has happened to the Browns all weekend long, as Haden is one of the best cornerbacks in the league and will hold down a Cleveland secondary that got much better in the offseason. If that’s not enough, after calculating all of the numbers in the contract, the deal comes out ahead of what Richard Sherman just signed with the Seattle Seahawks — to there’s always that.

Cleveland no doubt got exciting over the weekend with the draft, but the extension for Haden means they’ll continue to get better as well.

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