Cleveland Browns: 4 Ways Joe Haden's Suspension Affects Team's Defense

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Cleveland Browns: 4 Ways Joe Haden's Suspension Affects Team's Defense
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Joe Haden and Commissioner Roger Goodell were all smiles on draft night three years ago.

While Adderall may have helped Joe Haden when he attended classes at the University of Florida, his use of the banned stimulant and subsequent four-game suspension is taking its toll on the Cleveland Browns defense.

Commissioner Roger Goodell and Haden shared some laughs in 2010 after the Browns announced that Haden would be the seventh overall pick, but nobody's laughing now.

It was evident that the Browns felt Haden's absence on defense last week as they allowed Andy Dalton to tie a career high and throw three touchdowns in the Bengals' 34-27 win.

It doesn't get better as the 0-2 Browns play three more games before their superstar cornerback returns. 

This Sunday they have Buffalo at home, then they're at division rival Baltimore, followed by a trip into MetLife Stadium to take on the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants.

The Browns will be Haden-less when they face Ryan Fitzpatrick, Joe Flacco and Eli Manning

Let's take a closer look at how Haden's suspension affects the team's defense.

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