The Steelers activated Haden from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday. After clearing the league's COVID-19 protocols, Haden will be able to rejoin the team. The cornerback recorded 52 tackles (44 solo), two interceptions and 12 pass breakups through 14 games in the 2020 season.
Haden has tested positive for the coronavirus and will be sidelined for Sunday's regular-season finale versus the Browns and potentially Round 1 of the playoffs as a result, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. The NFL's COVID-19 protocols mandate a player who tests positive must isolate for a minimum of 10 days. Thus, it is hard to see any scenario that Haden will be able to paly Wild Card Weekend unless his positive test came earlier in the week. In his absence, look for MIke Hilton to replace him at cornerback opposite Steven Nelson.
Haden (concussion) is not listed on Saturday's injury report and was a full participant in practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. Haden's absence from the injury report serves as confirmation that he's cleared the league's five-step concussion protocol. The veteran cornerback is thus set to draw his usual start against the Bengals on Monday.
Haden (concussion) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. Haden has logged back-to-back full practices, indicating that he'll likely be cleared for Monday's game versus the Bengals. The veteran cornerback has given up 452 yards in coverage (6.4 yards per target) through 12 games.
Haden (concussion) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. While the Steelers haven't yet officially announced that Haden has cleared the concussion protocol, it certainly represents a step in the right direction to see him handling unrestricted practice reps. The starting cornerback still needs to gain full clearance, but it looks like he's trending in the right direction for Sunday's game in Cincinnati.
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