The NFL can be a tough business — see the Kansas City Chiefs making the surprising move to cut wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on Friday night. Connecting that storyline to the Cleveland Browns, we take a look at ESPN’s 32-team preview of which players have the most to prove. Represented by Pat McManamon, the nomination for the Browns was cornerback Joe Haden:
Injuries have cost Haden 14 starts the past two seasons. That isn't his fault, and he did play though groin issues in 2016 that forced offseason surgery. He believes he still is one of the league's best, but he's due to earn $11.1 million, $11.1 million and $10.4 million over the next three seasons. Any player at that salary level simply has to produce.
The other players with the most to prove in the AFC North are WR Breshad Perriman (Ravens), TE Tyler Eifert (Bengals), and WR Martavis Bryant (Steelers). Haden is the only defensive player in the group.