On Wednesday morning, the Cleveland Browns released their former 1st round draft choice, starting cornerback Joe Haden, after failing to reportedly trade the former Pro Bowler.
Upon news of his release, reports all over the major networks (mainly Adam Schefter of ESPN) surfaced that the New Orleans Saints are 1 of 2 teams to be interested in Haden.
The Saints look to enter the 2017 season with P.J. Williams and rookie 1st round pick Marshon Lattimore as starters. Ken Crawley, Sterling Moore, and De'Vante Harris likely round out the unit while they await Delvin Breaux's return from injury.
Haden was the 7th overall selection by Cleveland in the first round of the 2010 draft. The 28-year-old made the Pro Bowl in 2013 and '14, and has 19 interceptions and a touchdown for his career. He is consistently recognized as one of the better cover corners in the league, but some enhanced stats from sites like Pro Football Focus tell a different story. He was due to make over $11 million dollars with the Browns this season, who will still be on the hook for the bulk of that contract.
New Orleans has made moves in recent seasons to improve their coverage units, and have shown some good, young potential at the cornerback spot this preseason.
So, what say you, Saints fans? Would Joe Haden be a welcomed addition, or are you excited with what the team has at cornerback right now?
Should the Saints sign cornerback Joe Haden?
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Yes, this pass defense still needs lots of help
No, the Saints look solid with what they have