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Haden adds speed and athleticism to a secondary that needs a dose of both. He’s willing to contribute in a number of ways.

“I just want to go out here and give (receivers) coach (George McDonald) whatever I can do. If he ends up giving me a starting job, that’s a blessing. But I’m just trying to go out and compete. It’s definitely what I want to do, of course. Everybody wants to start. But I’m just trying to put my best foot forward.”

Haden, who passed a conditioning test Saturday, posted messages to his Twitter account before his first practice that said, “Love being back with the team. … I’m happy to be here.”

He said he has already won another job.

“I just had to bring sunflower seeds to the meetings so far,” he said. “When all the boys need sunflower seeds, I’m the sunflower seed guy.”