Former Florida Gators star Joe Haden was kicked out of Cleveland Browns practice on Wednesday. The third-year pro was dismissed for being too rough with rookie wide receiver Travis Benjamin. Call it what you want, but the Browns deemed Haden’s play too intense for practice and told the former orange and bluer he needed to leave.
In the end, it was a non-issue as Browns’ head coach Pat Shurmur* said the matter was resolved quickly and everyone will move on from the situation. Haden has developed into a reliable defensive back in the NFL and will be counted on to be a leader in Cleveland; you know, when he isn’t beating up on rookie receivers.
*Now taking bets on the number of games Shurmur remains with the Browns. We’ll set the over/under at 24.