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CBS Sports names Joe Haden to their NFL All-30-and-Over Defensive Team


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At 32 years old, Joe Haden is entering his 12th season in the NFL, and there haven't really been any signs of him slowing down anytime soon.


Haden is still the Steelers No. 1 cornerback, and the organization basically chose Haden and Cam Sutton over Steven Nelson when they released him as a cap casualty in March.


Haden was named to the Pro Bowl in 2019, leading the team in interceptions (5) and passes defended (17). Haden had a pick-six in 2020, but his interceptions and passes defended went down -- two interceptions and 12 passes defended -- but he was still impressive nevertheless.


Haden is still a cornerback to be feared, even at the age of 32, so it was fitting that CBS Sports named him to their NFL All-30-and-Over Defensive Team.


"Haden has been a cornerback in the league for 11 seasons, and is still really good despite heading into his mid-30s," Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports wrote. "Opposing quarterbacks completed just 47.9% of their passes targeting Haden, compiling just a 56.8 passer rating. Haden was targeted just 73 times, yet still was able to come up with 12 passes defended.


"Haden is still one of the underrated cover corners in the game. Since he turned 30, opposing quarterbacks have just a 55.5 passer rating targeting Haden -- who has seven interceptions."




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