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The Redskins already brought one former Redskin-turned-Chief this offseason. Could they do the same with Bashaud Breeland? It may make some sense.
Breeland was a good full-time starter for the Chiefs as they won a Super Bowl last season. Along with Fuller and Charvarius Ward, the Chiefs corners formed one of the more underrated corner trios in the league. Breeland was a big part of that, yet he’s still being underrated as a free agent.
In 16 regular season games, Breeland made 48 tackles, had two interceptions, eight pass defenses, and two fumble recoveries for the Chiefs. He was generally solid in coverage and looked like he did during his time with the ‘Skins where he was able to consistently make plays on the ball.
In four years in Washington, Breeland had at least 11 pass defenses and averaged two interceptions per season. He’s more of a strong No. 2 corner, but he proved last season that he won’t be a liability on a competitive team. And now that he’s fully recovered from a foot injury that left him unsigned for half of the 2018 season, he can definitely be trusted on a bigger free-agent deal.
Breeland actually originally signed with the Carolina Panthers in 2018 before a failed physical voided his deal. He was set to make $8 million annually and would’ve served as the complement to James Bradberry in Ron Rivera’s defense. Could Rivera consider Breeland again? It’s certainly possible, as he’d fill a need on the outside and should come at a reasonable price.
Given that Breeland is still just 28, he may be the best target on the market. He is a high-floor player who fits Rivera’s system and has previously fit in with the Redskins. We’ll see if the ‘Skins end up having an interest in Breeland or if the veteran would consider returning to the team at the right price.