The Packers have agreed to contract terms with veteran cornerback Bashaud Breeland after reportedly deciding cornerback Davon House would head to injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
The move was first reported by ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.
The Packers are signing CB Bashaud Breeland, a source tells https://t.co/LfG3qW2TGU— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) September 25, 2018
Breeland was one of several corners the Packers worked out on Tuesday, along with a handful of offensive linemen and one other notable name: defensive lineman Quinton Dial, who spent the 2017 season in Green Bay.
Packers tryouts: CBs David Amerson, Bashaud Breeland, Arrion Springs; Ts Anthony Coyle, Gerhard de Beer, Tony Garcia; DL Quinton Dial.— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) September 25, 2018
It’s a considerable good break for the Packers that Breeland is available at all. He had agreed to a three-year, $24 million contract with the Carolina Panthers in the offseason only to have the deal voided when he failed a physical due to an infected cut on his foot.
A fifth-year player out of Clemson, Breeland is not an overwhelming athlete (just a 4.53 in the 40-yard dash at the 2014 Combine) but made his living in Washington getting his hands on the football. He started 58 games over four seasons there, intercepting eight passes and averaging just under 15 passes defensed per season.
His lone interception in his final season with Washington was one to remember: in Week 14 he snagged an errant pass and sprinted 96 yards for a touchdown.
Breeland’s one postseason appearance with Washington came against Green Bay in the 2015 playoffs. Deep in the fourth quarter with the Packers attempting to run the clock out, Breeland forced running back Eddie Lacy to fumble, then recovered the ball himself. He had four other tackles in the game.
Terms of the contract have not yet been reported.