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?
NFC North champions baby! Now go sign Quinton Dial again and lets go win the Super Bowl!!
Don’t give up on my boy Kentrell Brice. I have faith in him. According to McCarthy he graded out best of anyone on D in game 1 versus Chicago. Granted, last two games were bad but I’m sticking with him. For now.
So here’s some math or some other subject….don’t draft TJ Watt… to draft always injured Kevin King who was unknown by everyone outside Washington except TT. Have a shit year last year anyway, King made ZERO difference.
Now with TT gone…draft 2 corners that look like players.. I know it’s early but still….and get an extra first round pick out of it all. Now sign a free agent that could make an impact. I cannot stop wondering what the defense may look like with Watt on the field now and in the future. TT set this franchise back 5 years during the time they have Rodgers. Why was he still in the seat for the past 5 years? If they now could just lose McCarthy.
We still could have Hyde, Hayward, and Peppers on this defense right now. Hell Frank Zombo should still be on this team for god sake. And dont get me started on all the guys we’ve passed on In the draft over the last few years. Our entire scouting department should be fired if you ask me.
Don’t know much about Breeland, from what I have read he can be streaky. He defended 19 passes last year which I feel like is a fair amount. He has also forced 7 fumbles in four years, which, can you remember the last time a packers corner forced a funble?
Really disappointed that we didn’t save the cap room and pick up an undrafted free agent. Maybe from Uwhogivesafuck That way we could spend the cap room on nothing. Looking forward to a one and done this year in the playoffs, on the last play of the game where the Defense gives up a big play walk off. Fuckimg stoked.
“Breeland was one of the most highly sought-after cornerbacks on the free agent market this past offseason. ”
There must be far more to this story….highly sought after?….by who, one team? He had mediocre/average years in Washington, last season except for 19 PD, he was a non factor.
Not sure how a team offers you 8 mill/year. Rescinds that, and the best deal you can find is 790K? But for 790K, why not see if he has anything to offer, maybe at safety.
At that price, even with the injury, it’s worth a punt.
But yeat what the fuck how can a player go from 24 million to 790k!!!!!
How does that happen unless the injury is serious?