Well, the Green Bay Packers are taking a chance on former Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland.
Breeland was one of the most highly sought-after cornerbacks on the free agent market this past offseason. He was initially signed to a three-year, $24 million deal with $11 million guaranteed by the Carolina Panthers during free agency. He then failed his physical after cutting his foot on vacation and the Panthers voided that contract.
Clearly, the Packers passed him on his physical and that might be huge. The Packers are one of the most conservative teams in the league when it comes to health.
Breeland’s addition comes at the expense of Davon House, who was put on IR earlier in the day.
And bad for House, but the Packers pursued Breeland in free agency. We know that. We also know his deal with Carolina meant that they pursued him more. Breeland was a valued player around the league and a number of teams wanted him. The Packers now have him and, if he’s healthy, they might be even better at cornerback.
Tramon, Jaire, JJ, KK — whenever he can come back — and Bashaud Breeland?
If they would just pony up and get a better safety than Kentrell Brice, that would improve the defense 10-fold.
Fat Mike won’t do that though, would he?