The Green Bay Packers were reportedly interested in cornerback Bashaud Breeland, formerly of the Washington Redskins. Breeland was supposedly signing with the Carolina Panthers, but that isn’t the case any longer.
Breeland failed his physical with the Panthers. For what reason is unclear, but Breeland is back on the market.
Now the question becomes, if the Panthers wouldn’t pass him on a physical, would the Packers still be interested? Would they pass him on a physical?
We all know the Packers are notoriously conservative when it comes to injuries.
There is, of course, the money issue as well. Breeland signed a reported three-year, $24 million deal with the Panthers. The Packers are obviously still interested in adding a cornerback and whatever Breeland’s ailment, it should drop his price. That plays into the Packers’ favor.
I think we can all agree. The Packers don’t need another cornerback that is or is going to be injured.
But these things are subjective. Maybe Breeland can’t pass a physical in Carolina, but can pass one in Green Bay.
In other news, we made Kyle Fuller, who is transition-tagged by the Bears, an offer. His tag was above 12M, so if we made an offerit should have been higher. The question is: do we really like Fuller at that price, or is it just a move to make the Bears pay Fuller more than they need to?
In this regard, a few years ago the Raiders made an offer for Sean Richardson, who was a restricted FA. We matched the offer, and kept him, albeit at a slightly bloated rate.