Vikings sign Bashaud Breeland

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Veteran cornerback Bashaud Breeland is heading to Minnesota.

The Vikings announced today that they have signed Breeland, who spent the last two years with the Chiefs.

He’s the latest veteran addition at cornerback for Minnesota this offseason, after the Vikings previously signed free agents Patrick Peterson and Mackensie Alexander.

Breeland was originally a fourth-round pick in Washington in 2014 and lasted four years there before playing one season in Green Bay and two in Kansas City. He’s been a starter everywhere, when healthy, and he adds experience to what is now looking like a deep secondary in Minnesota.

36 responses to “Vikings sign Bashaud Breeland

  1. In saying he was going to miss the guy, Tyrann Mathieu started his tribute tweet with “…My dude far from perfect”

    LOL

    What a great send off.

  2. Thanks for your time in KC…I can’t help but wonder if the season will start with Breeland suspended for some type of violation….he has a knack for that.

  3. Maybe Spielman finally caught on that he can’t draft a decent corner to save his life, so picking up other teams’ rejects is the way to go.

  4. The temperature on Zimmers’ hotseat just went down a little bit.

  5. Vikings signed a bunch of players that no one wanted.
    Xavier woods will be burned constantly.
    Cowboys are coming off the worse pass defense they’ve ever put on the field
    And breeland constantly gets burned if he isn’t suspended.
    And Peterson is way past his prime

  6. After shedding Rhodes, Waynes and M. Alexander last year, their defense stunk up the place. They needed an influx of experience in that CB room to go with their youth. Good addition.

  7. Enjoy the holding calls, ever time the flag was thrown for the past 2 seasons I would scream out “bet it is on Breeland” and was rarely wrong.

  8. David Williams says:
    June 4, 2021 at 8:24 pm
    Enjoy the holding calls, ever time the flag was thrown for the past 2 seasons I would scream out “bet it is on Breeland” and was rarely wrong.
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    Actually, last year he only drew 8 penalties during the regular season (although he did have a rough super bowl….). Carvarius Ward drew 10. Breeland wasn’t even the most penalized CB on his team. Sorry…..

  9. Talent is not an issue with this guy. Breeland was the best cornerback on the team formerly known as the Redskins – so much so that after his rookie deal he earned 3 year $24 million dollar contract with the Panthers which was quickly voided after he cut his foot on a trip to the Dominican Republic. If he gets his head together he’ll be a steal.

  10. Not sure for all the hate on this guy. He is a solid corner against WR#2. The Vikings were way too inexperienced in the defensive backfield last year. Now a good group of younger DB’s that can learn from a group of vets.

  11. No idea what you Breeland haters have been watching. While he is certainly not a great player he is far from sucking! Viking got a good solid corner.

  12. As a Chiefs fan, I hope he balls out for the Vikings and has a great rest of his career. He helped bring a Super Bowl and two consecutive AFC Championships to the Chiefs, and he should never have to pay for a meal or drink in Kansas City for the rest of his days on earth.

  13. ariani1985 says:
    June 4, 2021 at 8:15 pm
    By far the best Defense in the division, bears are a close 2nd.

    —–

    The Bears D is FAR BETTER!

  14. ariani1985 says:
    June 4, 2021 at 8:15 pm
    By far the best Defense in the division, bears are a close 2nd.

    Unfortunately with Cousins as your QB, having the best defense in your division gets you a bag of peanuts and a ‘better luck next season’ pat on the back.

  15. DBs better be ready to cover for five or six seconds every time, especially if Danielle isn’t going to be there. Maybe the old CBs can teach the young ones. Doesn’t appear the coaches are up to the task.

  16. Was hopeing the PACK could land this guy. But we don’t do free agency

  17. “Was hopeing the PACK could land this guy. But we don’t do free agency”

    Za’Darius Smith, Preston Smith, Adrian Amos, Aaron Jones and others hope your recovery goes well.

  18. A over the hill corner with no better than 4.62 speed. That was in 2014.

  19. Think whatever you want about the Vikings front office but every offseason Spielman and cie are trying really hard to give the fans a competitive team with free agents, rookies and extending our talented players! Another good move with the addition of Breeland. I still believe… SKOL 🙂

  20. So they essentially swapped Hughes for Breeland. An upgrade in my book, at worst a wash.

  21. When Breeland was on the Packers, he was the fifth cornerback on the depth chart, behind Tramon Williams, Kevin King, Josh Jackson, and Jaire Alexander. Let THAT sink in!

  22. Wisconsin_Is_VASTLY_Superior says:
    June 5, 2021 at 1:40 pm
    When Breeland was on the Packers, he was the fifth cornerback on the depth chart, behind Tramon Williams, Kevin King, Josh Jackson, and Jaire Alexander. Let THAT sink in!
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    Well, based upon what we saw in the playoffs last year, it appears your team kept the wrong CB.

  23. Longtimepackerfan says:
    June 5, 2021 at 11:38 am
    A over the hill corner with no better than 4.62 speed
    //////
    He’s 29 years old.

  24. mnrasslinggovjesse says:
    June 5, 2021 at 10:04 am
    DBs better be ready to cover for five or six seconds every time
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    You don’t know a whole lot about football, do you? A QB in the NFL has maybe 3 seconds to throw. No NFL QB has ever averaged 5-6 seconds to throw the ball.

  25. highcountry303 says:
    June 5, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Unfortunately with Cousins as your QB…
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    An old, tired, and incorrect trope. Cousins played outstanding last year, when the defense absolutely was the weak point on the team. The Vikings offense scored the 2nd most TDs in team history. JJ had one of the best rookie seasons for a WR, with Cousins throwing him the ball. Theilen had 14 TD receptions. I mean, we shouldn’t have to keep explaining this to people who clearly do not understand football.

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