Haden earns new deal from Browns

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Browns aren't letting lockdown cornerback Joe Haden get away.

Haden signed a five-year, $68 million extension with Cleveland on Monday, the total value of the contract surpassing cornerback Richard Sherman's four-year, $57 million agreement last week with the Seattle Seahawks.

Haden's contract runs through the 2019 season and includes $45 million guaranteed, agent Drew Rosenhaus told The Associated Press.

One of the AFC's top defensive backs and one of Cleveland's most popular athletes, Haden made his first Pro Bowl last season, his fourth with the team. The Browns selected him with the No. 7 overall pick in 2010.

Signing Haden to a long-term deal was a priority for Cleveland this offseason. During the draft, the team selected Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert early in the first round to play opposite Haden.

Last season, Haden had 60 tackles and was credited with 21 passes defensed. He had his first career multiple-interception game and scored his first touchdown, returning an interception 29 yards at Cincinnati on Nov. 17.

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