Steelers Re-sign CB Haden; Roster Cuts Announced

[Pittsburgh,Pa] The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they have come to terms with veteran Cornerback Joe Haden on a 2-year contract extension worth $22 million. He also gets a $16.8 million signing bonus.

Haden has helped stabilize the Steelers cornerback position ever since he signed with them in 2017 after getting released by the Cleveland Browns, the team that drafted him back in 2010. He is a 2-time Pro Bowler with 22 career interceptions. With the Steelers, he intercepted one pass in 2017 and 2 in 2018, including one huge on off Quarterback Tom Brady when the Steelers defeated the New England Patriots last season.

The Steelers made it known that re-signing Haden was a top priority and he made it known that he wanted to spend the rest of his career in Pittsburgh. Both sides got their wishes fulfilled on Sunday.

Steelers Trim Roster-Saturday’s 4 PM deadline meant NFL teams had to trim their rosters to 53 players and the Steelers were among the teams that did so and announced their roster cuts:

QUARTERBACK-Devlin Hodges
RUNNING BACKS-Trey Edmunds, Travon McMillian, Malik Williams,

WIDE RECEIVERS-Trey Griffey, Johnny Holton, Tevin Jones, Brandon Reilly, Eli Rogers, Diontae Spencer

TIGHT ENDS-Micky Crum, Kevin Rader, Christian Scotland-Williamson, Trevor Wood

OFFENSIVE LINE Garrett Brumfield, Derwin Gray, J.C. Hassanauer, Patrick Morris, Damian Prince

DEFENSIVE BACKS-Marcus Allen, Dravon Askew-Henry, Marcelis Branch, Jhavonte Dean, P.J. Locke, Trevon Mathis

LINEBACKERS-Jayrone Elliott, Christian Kuntz, Tegray Scales, Sutton Smith, Robert Spillane

DEFENSIVE LINE-Winston Craig, Greg Gilmore, Henry Mondeaux, Casey Sayles, Conor Sheehy

KICKER-Matthew Wright PUNTER-Jordan Berryman

Steelers Practice Squad Complete-After they made their roster cuts, the Steelers signed 9 players to their Practice Squad Sunday:

OFFENSE-RB Trey Edmunds, WR Tevin Jones, TE Kevin Rader, TE Christian Scotland- Williamson, OL Patrick Morris, OL Derwin Grey
Note: Scotland-Williamson was signed as part of the NFL International Player Pathway program and does not count toward the 10-player practice squad limit.

DEFENSE-DB Marcus Allen, DB Trevon Mathis, LB Robert Spillane, DL Henry Mondeaux.

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