The Browns and CB Joe Haden agreed to a new contract through 2019. A league source says the deal includes a $14 million signing bonus, $22 million fully guaranteed at signing and another $23 million guaranteed for injury.
While it seems a little difficult to say that anyone is worth that kind of money with that kind of injury protection, it's the market that dictates such insanity. Haden, who recorded 54 tackles and four interceptions in 15 starts last season, is considered the top cover corner in the game, so the big bucks have to come out to lock him up as the Browns do not want him to hit the free agent market after the 2014 season. Sigh. If only there was that kind of a salary structure in the fantasy sports writing business.
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