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. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Hector Sanchez left Thursday's game after taking a foul tip to the neck.
We should get a better idea on Friday if this injury is serious or not, but even a brief absence could set Sanchez back in his roster battle with Andrew Susac. Susac is younger, and a better hitter and he could be useful in NL-only or if the Giants decide to play Buster Posey more at first base. Sanchez will never have much fantasy value regardless of role though he would probably be better for San Francisco's pitchers. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Ross Ohlendorf left Thursday's game with tightness in his right groin.
This isn't good news for Ohlendorf, especially after he's pitched so well this spring. Given his success, it seems as though the only way that he will be left off of the Rangers' Opening Day roster is if he is out for an extended period of time or has a setback. He will likely fill a long reliever role for Texas with the chance to make an occasional spot start. Analysis: David Kerr