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Steelers cornerback Joe Haden is officially active for the team's Week 11 matchup against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football despite being questionable with an illness.
Haden was unable to practice on Wednesday due to an illness, but many expected him to be able to suit up against his former team on Thursday. He intercepted his first pass of the season against the Rams last week and will look to contain a Browns passing attack that has talent has underachieved this season.
Joe Haden managed six solo tackles, one assisted tackle, five pass breakups, one interception, and one forced fumble, as the Steelers eked out a 17-12 win over the Rams.
Haden's most important pass defended came on the last play of the game, when he tipped a Jared Goff pass right into the waiting arms of teammate Minkah Fitzpatrick. The turnover sealed the Steelers' fourth straight victory and sent them right back into the thick of the playoff chase. They'll try to make it five in a row this Thursday against the Browns.
Joe Haden is active for the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 2 contest against the Seattle Seahawks.
Joe Haden being active means the Seahawks passing attack will have to face the Steelers top corner. He should see time on both Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf. Both Lockett and Metcalf would have got an upgrade if Haden was ruled inactive.
Joe Haden has signed a two-year, $22-million extension with the Steelers. Pittsburgh tacked on a $16.8-million signing bonus to the deal. Haden had one year left on his contract, so this extension will keep him in Pittsburgh until 2021.
Haden provides a strong presence to a defense that doesn't have much star power. He's a much needed asset in Pittsburgh's secondary as the No. 1 CB.
NFL Insider Tom Pelissero is reporting Steelers CB Joe Haden (ankle) was carted off the field with an ankle injury during Wednesday's practice.
While Haden's injury appeared serious, he avoided a catastrophic injury and wound up with a sprained ankle, the lesser of all evils. As a result, he won't play in the preseason opener on Thursday.