NFL Rumors: Packers to acquire CB Joe Haden from the Browns?

NFL Rumors: Packers to acquire CB Joe Haden from the Browns?

The Green Bay Packers are still a top contender in the NFC despite their 3-2 start to the season but they would need some help for their secondary. The latest NFL rumors suggest that the Packers should acquire cornerback Joe Haden from the Cleveland Browns.

The Packers’ starting CB, Sam Shields, is currently out with a concussion and his career is in jeopardy due to his history of head injuries, per USA Today. The team was left with sophomore cornerbacks, Damarious Randall and Quinten Rolins.

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According to Evan Massey of The Inquisitr, Green Bay should make a move for Joe Haden of the Browns before the trade deadline. Cleveland is currently winless in six games and they are heading for a huge rebuild.

“Acquiring a talent like Haden would undoubtedly take their defense to the next level. He would give them a legitimate lockdown cornerback, which is something that Dom Capers hasn’t had to work with,” Massey noted.

“At 27-years-old, Haden still has three years left on his contract after this season. Having that kind of control could be intriguing for Ted Thompson as well. Green Bay isn’t normally known for being aggressive in free agency or on the trade market, but acquiring Haden would make it worth it,” he added.

According to, Joe Haden is suffering from a groin injury and he missed the Browns’ 28-26 loss to the Tennessee Titans this week. However, he is expected to recover from it quickly which means he could be traded before the deadline.

The 27-year-old CB already missed the Browns’ Week 3 game against the Miami Dolphins but it was a different groin injury. In four games this season, Haden has 19 tackles, two interceptions and five defended passes.

Nevertheless, it should be noted that Haden to Green Bay are just NFL rumors and should be taken with a grain of salt. The NFL trade deadline is on November 1 which means the Packers have about two weeks to improve their secondary and overcome the 3-2 start.

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