Last season, cornerback Bashaud Breeland has to wait until the middle of the regular season before signing with the Green Bay Packers on a one-year deal.
Fortunately this time around he didn’t have to wait as long. Unfortunately for Green Bay Packers fans, he didn’t sign with their team.
Breeland has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs per Rob Demovsky of ESPN. He signed a one-year, incentive-laden deal worth around $5 million according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The incentives possibly could stem from a freak foot injury that took him from a top target in free agency last year to being a midseason bargain signing.
The Packers would have liked to get Breeland back, but given that he probably would have been behind two youngsters in Kevin King and Jaire Alexander, the potential to start in Kansas City may have been very alluring to Breeland.
After signing with Green Bay on September 26, Breeland had two interceptions in seven games and also had 20 combined tackles, 16 of which were solo. He was added when Davon House was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and saw his playing time increase when King was put on IR in December.
The Packers likely could have brought Breeland back but given the terms of his contract in Kansas City, they apparently just weren’t interested. Now Green Bay has gotten thinner at a former position of strength and cornerback could now be rising on the shopping list as the NFL Draft approaches.