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Steelers have had discussions with Joe Haden about contract extension

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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden is entering the final year of his contract and has made it clear that he would like a new contract to stay with the Steelers.

There has been a lot of talk about what the Steelers will do with Haden, and according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN the two sides have discussed a new contract, and the former Cleveland Browns star is optimistic that a deal will get done.

Haden signed a three year deal with the Steelers after the Browns released him a couple of years ago and this year he is scheduled to make a base salary of $10 million.

Haden is 30 years old but has still been a substantial part of the Steelers defense and has talked about how much he loves playing in the black and yellow.

Haden has arrived at camp and is excited about what the team can do, even though not everyone thinks this will be a great year. Haden said a couple of weeks ago via Behind The Steel Curtain that he is excited for the year and trusts Big Ben can have another big year.

Um, I think we’re not at an all-time high. There’s not a lot of people who do believe in us, but, you know, I love Ben [Roethlisberger], he is a great quarterback still. Coming from Cleveland and going through so many quarterbacks, he and Coach Tomlin were two of the main reasons I came to Pittsburgh. Just the stability, and knowing how good of a coach he is, and knowing how good of a quarterback Ben is.”