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Joe Haden usurps Richard Sherman with new mega contract

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Well that didn't last long.

Just a week after Richard Sherman signed a lucrative new four-year contract worth $57.4 million, making him the NFL's highest paid cornerback, Cleveland Browns' very own Pro Bowl CB Joe Haden has been given an even greater deal.

Haden and the Browns today agreed to a new five-year contract extension worth a reported $68 million, with $45 million guaranteed when all clauses are taking into consideration.

So while the Seattle Superhawks' corner can still claim to be the highest paid overall, earning $14.35 to Haden's $13.6 million per season, Haden will bring home more dollar than the 2014 Super Bowl winner in guaranteed terms at least.

Haden recorded 60 tackles and four interceptions last season as well as batting down 21 passes for the Browns.

The news comes as the Browns look to be losing one of their key weapons on the other side of the ball, with wide receiver Josh Gordon facing a year-long suspension after failing a recent drugs test.

Haden's contract will run until 2019.

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