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Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Cornerback Joe Haden: The secondary was abysmal last season. The Browns missed safety Eric Berry by two picks, but they got the best cornerback in the draft. The Browns are not discouraged by a slow 40-yard dash time at the combine. He should be an immediate starter at right corner. He is a better tackler than Brandon McDonald, who started 10 games last season.
A closer look at the Browns' picks: Round 1/7 -- Joe Haden, CB, 5-11, 193, Florida, The Browns ranked 29th in the NFL in pass defense last season. They traded for CB Sheldon Brown, but wanted more. When safety Eric Berry went fifth, the Browns took the best corner in the draft two picks later. - by The Sports Xchange
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12/30/13 - CB Joe Haden missed the game in Pittsburgh with a hip pointer but will play in the Pro Bowl.
12/26/13 - --CB Joe Haden is tied for third in the NFL with 20 pass breakups.
12/26/13 - --CB Joe Haden was held out of practice to rest his hip pointer Thursday.
12/18/13 - CB Joe Haden, one of the Browns' few standouts during the four losing seasons he has endured in the NFL, suffered a hip pointer against the Chicago Bears in the 38-31 loss last week. He does not know whether he'll recover in time to play the Jets. He did not practice Wednesday.
"If I can play, I'm going to play," Haden said. "If I can't, I won't. So I would love to definitely finish out the season and play. But I'm not going to go out there if I'm not ready or if I'm going to hurt the team in any way."
Haden gave up a 41-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown in the 27-11 loss to the Steelers on Nov. 24, the 20-yard game-winning touchdown pass to Cecil Shorts III in the 32-28 loss to the Jaguars a week later and a two-yard pass to New England wide receiver Julian Edelman on Dec. 8. He was beaten on a five-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall before being injured last week.
Haden is still the best cornerback on the roster. Julian Posey would get more playing time if Haden cannot play. If Haden has to stay behind and watch the game on television he obviously can't do anything to halt the losing streak.
12/17/13 - CB Joe Haden suffered a hip pointer in the third quarter and did not return.