Things are looking good for the Cleveland Browns in their efforts to get first-round cornerback Joe Haden signed to a deal before the start of training camp, according to his agent:
“We’ve been in contact with the Browns and expect to begin negotiating next week,‘’ said agent Malik Shareef. "Our main objective is to get Joe in camp on time so he can perform to the best of his abilities. A holdout would not be in anyone’s best interests.’’
Haden is expected to compete for a starting cornerback role, but is ultimately projected to begin the season behind Sheldon Brown and Eric Wright.