BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns are open to trade offers for cornerback Joe Haden, a league source confirmed to ESPN.
Haden’s contract will not make any trade easy. He is due to be paid $11.1 million this season, and $11.2 million and $10.5 million in 2018 and ’19. Any team that acquires Haden would have to accept those salaries for a corner who last went to the Pro Bowl in 2014.
CBS Sports was first to report a possible trade.
In the two years since his last Pro Bowl appearance Haden has fought through injuries. He missed 11 games in 2015 with a finger injury and concussion that cost him several games, and three last season, when he played through two groin issues that required postseason surgery.
Haden, 28, was the Browns first-round draft pick in 2010. Releasing Haden would cost the Browns $3.2 million in cap space this season and $3.2 million next season. He signed a five-year contract extension in May of 2014.