Joe Haden released by the Browns

Joe Haden will no longer call Cleveland home. The Browns cut their oft-injured All-Pro cornerback in advance of the 2017 NFL season. The news is not surprising after Haden’s name surfaced in rumors earlier in the week.

Why drop a starting corner? Haden developed into a Pro Bowler in Cleveland, but his relationship with the Browns had become strained in recent years. Injuries limited him over the last two year. He showed flashes of returning to his previous form — he had a pair of interceptions in a Week 2 loss to Baltimore — but had been too inconsistent to make a lasting impression in the secondary.

Haden’s contract had a cap hit in excess of $14 million over the next two seasons. While that’s not bad for a starting corner, it’s too steep for a player who struggles to stay on the field and for team rebuilding around younger players. The move opens up more than $3 million in cap space right away.

Benjamin made the most of it, flipping into the end zone and mostly sticking his landing.

As usual, Newton made sure to get the touchdown ball to a kid in the stands. Well done.

Ron Rivera must have been happy enough with what Cheap Jordan Jerseys he saw from Newton, because it was his only series. Derek Anderson is already in the game for the Panthers.

Newton’s coming off of shoulder surgery, and he hasn’t been throwing Cheap Jerseys Wholesale China much in training camp. He also sat out the first two preseason games entirely. Week 3 is typically more of a dress rehearsal for starters, and Newton looks like he’s ready to go.

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