Packers To Sign CB Bashaud Breeland

Bashaud Breeland‘s eventful stay in free agency appears to be over. The Packers’ cornerback troubles will lead them to sign Breeland, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com tweets. It’s a one-year deal, NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo tweets.

Green Bay placed Davon House on IR earlier this afternoon and was without Kevin King in its Week 3 loss in Washington, and the Packers will bring in the Redskins’ former No. 2 corner to help. The Packers on Tuesday worked out Breeland, David Amerson and fellow corner Arrion Springs, NFL reporter Howard Balzer tweets.

Nearly a third of the league secured visits from Breeland, who took part in meetings in all four American time zones by attending summits with the Colts, Cardinals, Raiders, Chiefs, Ravens, Browns, Patriots, Dolphins and Buccaneers. Breeland met with the Colts twice.

A nixed Panthers deal set Breeland on his complicated course during the offseason. A foot injury suffered in March led to Breeland’s $8MM-AAV Carolina contract being nullified. It’s highly unlikely his Packers deal is in that neighborhood. Breeland, though, was one of the top cornerbacks available when free agency began. He agreed to the Panthers deal quickly before the subsequent injury changed his offseason trajectory.

Breeland will join a corner corps flush with young talent. The 2014 fourth-round pick will now be a part of a group housing a 2017 second-rounder in King, a 2018 first-rounder in Jaire Alexander and 2018 second-rounder Josh Jackson. Tramon Williams rounds out the Green Bay group.

Breeland was a full-time starter with the Redskins, lining up with Washington’s first-string defense in 58 of the 60 regular-season games he played during his four-year stay in the nation’s capital. He will now begin his age-26 season, likely with an intent to impress for another run at free agency in 2019.

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12 comments on “Packers To Sign CB Bashaud Breeland

  1. afsooner02

    It’s sad with all the draft picks over the past few seasons this is still a weak spot.

    Hell….the entire defense is a weak spot.

    • augold5

      King is hurt, but has played well when healthy and Alexander and Jackson are still rookies.. give em time to develop. TT whiffed on Randall and Rollins, but the secondary will be fine. When you give the QB 4-5 seconds to throw, he’s going to pick you apart.

  2. Kenleyfornia74

    Seems like a steal for GB. A cut on the foot was really the diffrence between a decent size deal and not being signed until weel 4?

    • Chris

      A cut on his heel that got infected, possibly needed a graft according to ESPN. Apparently you need your foot to play corner well

  3. stubby66

    Just sign Reid or trade for Thomas already. You mess around too long and your out of the playoffs. Time to get off some of these ego trips in the front office of ” My way is the only way that works” . I thought those times were done when we got rid of Thompson.

    • augold5

      We need a better pass rush, can’t give the QB 4-5 seconds and expect secondary to preform well.

  4. Breeland if he’s able to play at close to 100% (no one really knows what is going on with this foot apart from the doctors who’ve seen it) will do a lot to help the Packers defensive issues. If the foot is not 100%, Breeland will just be another second rate Packer defender. Will be following this closely (Redskin fan).

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