By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – After expressing his desire for a new contract, Steelers’ cornerback Joe Haden has informed the team he intends to test free agency once his current deal with the team expires.

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According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Haden will test the market in 2022 and at that time, the NFL salary cap is expected to increase significantly.

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Last month, Haden’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus told Schefter that he did want to finish his career in Pittsburgh when he approached the team about a new contract.

“Joe wants to finish his career with the Steelers if possible,” Rosenhaus told Schefter in August.

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Haden signed with the Steelers as a free agent before the 2017 season after being released by the Cleveland Browns.