Report: Browns CB Haden could face suspension

Posted Aug. 08, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Browns CB Joe Haden tested positive for Adderall during an offseason drug test and could face a four-game suspension, according to ESPN Cleveland.

Adderall, which is commonly used to treat attention deficit disorder, is among the NFL’s banned substances. Recently, Giants S Tyler Sash was suspended for using Adderall. He is appealing the suspension.

Haden is entering his third NFL season. In 2011, he started all 15 games in which he played and made 65 tackles, one sack, 19 passes defensed and one forced fumble. He had six interceptions as a rookie.

The way we see it

Haden, who is one of the AFC's better young cornerbacks, can be a top-caliber performer on his best. Dimitri Patterson and Sheldon Brown likely would be the starters if Haden were to miss four games, and the club's CB depth would take a hit.