The Cleveland sports area is going through turmoil in both the NBA and NFL. With the Isaiah Thomas – Kyrie Irving trade still looming, the Browns decided to make their own mess to join the party. Premier cornerback Joe Haden has been waived by the team. He likely won’t be a free agent for long.
Ian Rapoport first reported the news:
Source: The #Browns have cut Joe Haden.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 30, 2017
The Browns decision appears to be an odd one considering they have an abundance of cap space. Cleveland now has over $56 million in cap room according to Spotrac.com. Cleveland also doesn’t have a ton of depth either as Jason McCourty and Briean Boddy-Calhoun are now in line to start. Haden had three years remaining on his contract worth $33.3 million. Each of which was non-guaranteed.
Haden’s agent Drew Rosenhaus doesn’t expect his client to remain on the market for long:
“Tons of interest in him,” Haden’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told Schefter. “He will have a new deal with another team by tomorrow afternoon.”
Schefter also added the Chiefs and Saints appear to be the front runners at this time. Then again, you can never have enough corners so other teams will likely emerge as potential suitors.