Browns cornerback Joe Haden has been suspended for four games due to a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Haden tested positive for the prescription drug Adderall during the offseason and was notified of the violation last month. Haden appealed, but the league denied that appeal Monday, so Haden will be suspended for those four games immediately.
Haden was a huge reason -- probably the biggest reason -- why Cleveland allowed the second-fewest passing yards per game last season. Their pass defense changes completely without him. The Browns face the Bengals, Bills, Ravens and Giants over the next four weeks. With Haden unavailable, that means A.J. Green , Steve Johnson, Torrey Smith and Hakeem Nicks should have an easier go of it. Haden will be eligible to return in Week 6.