Browns sign Joe Haden to a five-year contract extension‏

Browns sign Joe Haden to a five-year contract extension‏

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

The Cleveland Browns and Pro Bowl corner Joe Haden have come to terms on a 5-year contract extension worth a reported $68 million, which includes $45 million in guaranteed money.

Haden took to Twitter to announce the news:

 @joehaden23: Proud 2 announce that I signed a 5 year extension with the Browns! 68M with 45 guaranteed! #TrulyBlessed#GoBrowns

Joe Haden has proven himself to be one of the NFL’s very best shutdown corners during his first four years with the league.

In his rookie season (2010), Haden recorded 64 combined tackles, 6 interceptions and 1 forced fumble.

Last season, Haden recorded 54 tackles and added four interceptions as well as a touchdown for the Browns defense.

“It’s important for us,” said first-year coach Mike Pettine,“to extend our core players and continue to grow with guys that represent everything we want this team to be: tough, hard-working and passionate. Joe obviously loves his teammates, and he loves this city. I know he wants to keep growing and improving as a player. That’s what we need, and that’s what we want.”

Cleveland has made some major moves this offseason, acquiring the likes of safety Donte Whitner and running-back Ben Tate in free agency, as well as landing corner Justin Gilbert and quarterback Johnny Manziel in this year’s NFL draft.

With that said, the future looks very bright for both Joe Haden and the Cleveland Browns football organization.

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Seahawks make Richard Sherman the league’s highest paid corner‏

Seahawks make Richard Sherman the league’s highest paid corner‏

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a 4-year contract extension with All-Pro corner Richard Sherman worth a reported $57.4 million, with $40 million guaranteed.

With that said, Richard Sherman is now the NFL’s highest paid corner and rightfully so.

Sherman posted 8 interceptions in both of the past 2 regular seasons and was instrumental in leading the Hawks to the Super Bowl Championship last year.

Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” secondary now consists of the NFL’s highest paid corner (Sherman), as well as the league’s highest paid safety in Earl Thomas, who also signed a 4-year deal with the Seahawks just 2 weeks ago.

Next on the Seahawks to-do list will be signing ProBowl quarterback Russell Wilson to a contract extension. Once Seattle has locked down Wilson, they will be poised to make another run at the Vince Lombardi trophy.

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Chad Johnson signs with CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

Chad Johnson signs with CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

Chad Johnson will be playing professional football again this season, as the former 6x NFL Pro Bowler recently signed a 2-year deal with the Canadian Football Leagues Montreal Alouettes.

Ochocinco is best remembered for his 10-years spent with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he electrified fans with both his play and unique touchdowns celebrations.

Johnson led the NFL in receiving yards in 2006, and won the AFC Championship with the Bengals in 2011.

Johnson hasn’t played a pro snap since August 2012, when he was released by Miami on the heels of a domestic violence incident involving his now ex-wife.

Chad will receive a fresh start this season in Montreal, as he looks to prove his doubters wrong by having a solid comeback year in the CFL.

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Chris Johnson signs 2-year deal with N.Y. Jets‏

Chris Johnson signs 2-year deal with N.Y. Jets‏

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

Former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson signed a 2-year contract with the New York Jets on Wednesday afternoon. ESPN.com was first to report the news.

The former 2000-yard rusher is coming off a career-worst 3.9 yards per carry last season.

The Jets likely signed Johnson for his durability and big-play potential, as they already have a ‘power-back’ in the form of Chris Ivory.

CJ2K should have a plenty of opportunities to succeed in Rex Ryan’s run-first offense this season, although he may end up with less touches from playing behind quarterbacks Gino Smith and Michael Vick.

Going in to his seventh NFL season, Chris Johnson has never had a year in which he didn’t accumulate at least 1000 yards rushing.

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