It's unclear when Haden suffered the groin injury but it doesn't appear to be too serious, and head coach Hue Jackson has downplayed the injury. If he's held out or limited look for Tracy Howard to see some extra snaps.
Haden registered four tackles (three solo), four pass deflections and two interceptions during Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
After a relatively quiet performance in Week 1, Haden stepped up in a big way Sunday and picked off Joe Flacco twice, reminding us that he still has the ability to be a shutdown corner. Baltimore was forced to throw a lot since they were down 20-2 after the first quarter, giving Haden plenty of opportunities to make plays. Offenses may start to throw away from Haden if he continues to be this dominant.
Haden (ankle) registered one tackle during his preseason debut Friday against the Buccaneers.
The Browns welcomed a healthy Haden back to a defense that was in dire need of play-makers, but his return failed to make an impact, as the Buccaneers put up 30 points Friday -- 27 of which came in the first half. He appeared in just five games in 2015 but should continue to be one of the league's best defensive backs if his health doesn't betray him.
Haden (ankle) said he is "for sure" on pace to be ready for the start of the regular season and will participate in the Browns' joint practices with the Buccaneers later this week, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports.
Haden has missed the Browns' first two preseason tilts, and may not log a single snap throughout the entirety of preseason play. However, the Browns have thus far appeared content with bringing Haden along slowly from ankle surgery performed in March. It's unclear whether he will be limited during the team's looming string of joint practices in Tampa Bay, but, given his extended absence, a matchup with the likes of Mike Evans could prove effective in regards to preparation for the regular season.
An ankle issue will keep Haden out of action for Thursday's matchup with the Falcons, Mary Kay Cabot of WKYC-TV reports.
The Browns don't appear to be overly concerned about the six-year veteran. They plan on taking it slow with him, and hope to have him play some this preseason. Haden only played five games last year, which was the first significant time he has missed in his career.
|3||9/25/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|6||10/16/16||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|10||11/10/16||@ BAL||8:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 13|
|15||12/18/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
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