CLEVELAND (AP) -- Browns president Mike Holmgren says cornerback Joe Haden has appealed a suspension by the NFL and is awaiting a decision from the league.
Holmgren said in a radio interview Tuesday on 92.3 The Fan that Haden has had an appeal hearing. Holmgren's comments were the first confirming Haden is facing a possible suspension for failing a drug test.
Haden is waiting to see if he can play in Sunday's season opener against Philadelphia. On Monday, Haden would not comment on his status and said "I have no idea" when asked if he'll play this week. The Browns are already missing three defensive starters and can't afford to be without Haden, their best coverage defender.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in an email that the league "has nothing to report at this point."
Browns' Haden awaiting word on suspension
The OBR Top Stories
Will Browns avoid a full year without a win?If the Browns don't defeat the Bengals on Sunday the franchise would go over a full calendar year without a win
The OBRThursday at 5:21 PM
RG3 starts, but will it give Browns a spark?With Robert Griffin III set to return to the field, will it give the Browns the spark needed to win?
The OBRThursday at 9:25 AM
Browns to Columbus in 2018?The Browns confirmed that they are once again exploring moving part of training camp to Columbus in 2018
The OBRThursday at 9:11 AM
Could former top pick find home with Browns?Jonathan Cooper--the seventh overall draft choice in the 2013 NFL Draft--will get his first chance to start for the Browns this week against the Bengals
The OBRWednesday at 9:42 AM
Two for Tuesday: RG3 & Pryor or Collins?Two for Tuesday is back with Jared and Sobo looking at some important decisions coming up for the Browns.
The OBRTuesday at 4:59 PM