Steelers, Joe Haden Agree to 2-year, $22M Extension, Report Says

Joe Haden is staying in Pittsburgh.

The Steelers and the star cornerback have agreed to a two-year, $22 million extension, according to a report from, which cites unidentified league sources. Haden will get a $16.8 million signing bonus.

Keeping a two-time Pro Bowl player like Haden should help solidify Pittsburgh’s secondary. Although the Steelers were a middle-of-the-road team overall defensively last season and gave up 22.5 points per contest, they were still top-10 when it came to defending the pass.

Haden, 30, played in 15 games for Pittsburgh last season and tallied 63 tackles and two interceptions. He’s entering his third year with the team.

Pittsburgh has lost top-tier offensive weapons in Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. It’ll likely have to be just as good as it was defensively last year, if not better, in 2019 to keep up with the rapidly improving Browns and Ravens.

Author: Ameer Tyree

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