Not kidding at all, as you can see. Green Bay Packers cornerback Bashaud Breeland now has a green hair.
It isn’t totally green, but there’s plenty of green in it.
Breeland has been active in just two games since the Packers signed him at the end of September. However, they are the past two games and both were starts. Against Miami, Breeland recorded his first interception as a member of the Packers. He’s also made 10 tackles on the season.
It’s likely Breeland will continue to get plenty of playing time, as well. The Packers moved Tramon Williams to safety after trading Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to Washington. They then followed up that move by releasing Jermaine Whitehead, who played the hybrid linebacker role in the team’s dime defense.
This week, the Packers are going to be even more shorthanded at the position. Kentrell Brice, who has started all nine games this season has an ankle injury and likely won’t play when the Packers face Seattle this Thursday. So the Packers have four healthy safeties in Williams, Josh Jones, rookie Raven Greene and Ibraheim Campbell, who the team just signed last week. Campbell was inactive against Miami.
Oh yeah and cornerback Kevin King missed the Miami game with what else? A hamstring injury.
But back to Breeland.
What isn’t clear is if the Packers will look to bring Breeland back after the season. He only got a one-year deal with the team when he signed. It has a base salary of $650,000 and the Packers gave Breeland a meager $90,000 signing bonus. Although he initially cashed in during free agency this past offseason, getting big money from Carolina, that deal was voided because Breeland had a foot injury.
Breeland has talent, but do the Packers need him next year with the young guys they have at cornerback? And just as important, does Breeland want to be the nickel or dime cornerback when he could probably be a No. 2 corner elsewhere?