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Thursday Cheese Curds: Bashaud Breeland could be a steal for the Packers

He was worth $8 million per year before a golf cart hurt his foot. Did the Packers get a gift at the veteran minimum?

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It was a move not many were sure would happen just a year ago, but Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst pulled it off and gave his secondary some much needed relief.

Green Bay on Tuesday signed free agent cornerback Bashaud Breeland to replace Davon House who is now on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. Breeland was one of the top cornerbacks on the free agent market just a few months ago, but had his contract offer from the Carolina Panthers rescinded after he suffered a cut on his foot in the Dominican Republic that ended up being infected.

The injury was severe enough that teams didn’t want to sign him until the Packers did two days ago. The move adds veteran experience to a secondary that outside of Tramon Williams is very young and raw. Breeland also is a nice insurance policy to have while second-year corner Kevin King continues to recover from a groin injury.

Breeland practiced this week but his availability for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills is up in the air at this point. Regardless, Green Bay May have gotten a steal by signing a player of his caliber at the veteran minimum so his play will be worth watching going forward.

You can read more on Breeland plus what might be the headline of the year in today’s cheese curds.

Baushaud Breeland seeks fresh start with the Green Bay Packers—

Who would have thought a golf cart could cost someone $24 million? Well, it happened to Breeland and you know he’ll be plenty motivated to prove he’s still worth it.

Uncommon opponent not only challenge Bills present—

Josh Allen almost became a joke in the lead up to the draft this spring, but he’s starting to prove people wrong. He’s very athletic and shredded the Minnesota Vikings’ defense last week. Mike Pettine and company need to be at attention Sunday.

Jordy Nelson gone but wide receivers not the problem for the Packers—Wisconsin State Journal

Nelson went off for the Raiders last week while the Packers’ receivers struggled mightily against Washington. Don’t let one game fool you: the Packers did make the right move, says Tom Oates.

Aaron Rodgers’ practice absence having ill effects—

Rodgers runs the show, both on the playing field and practice field. Not having him out there is having an impact says head coach Mike McCarthy and could almost be interpreted as a slam on backups DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle.

Kayaker blessed by a seal, slapped in the face with an octopus—The Verge

If this isn’t the headline of the year and a great metaphor for the Packers’ season thus far, I don’t know what is. The video is crazy.