Bashaud Breeland is expected to compete with Cameron Dantzler for a starting job

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The Vikings made cornerback Bashaud Breeland a late addition to a rebuilding secondary. The former Chief is expected to have a chance to make an immediate impact.

Via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Breeland is expected to compete with Cameron Dantzler for the starting outside cornerback spot across from veteran newcomer Patrick Peterson.

Breeland’s one-year deal is worth up to $4 million, per Tomasson.

Mackensie Alexander, who has returned to the Vikings after a year with the Bengals, is the top candidate to be the starting nickel corner.

Last year, two rookies started on the outside for the Vikings — Dantzler and Jeff Gladney, whose future with the team is in doubt after an offseason domestic-violence arrest.

Breeland, 29, entered the league as a fourth-round pick in 2014. He has played for Washington (four years), Green Bay (one season), and Kansas City (two years).

19 responses to “Bashaud Breeland is expected to compete with Cameron Dantzler for a starting job

  1. You simply can’t go wrong on these cheaper 1 year deals. And competition is always good.

  2. This is a good insurance signing. It’s basically a swap of Mike “always injured” Hughes to KC for Breeland. Advantage Vikings, mainly because Breeland plays while Hughes spends 85% of his time on IR. Last year Vikings cornerback situation was a mess because it lacked any veteran leadership. This year with Patrick Peterson, Mackenzie Alexander and now Bashaud Breeland along with the promising Cameron Danzler, it’s in much better shape.

  3. I was quite happy with Breeland as a Packer and was surprised… somewhat dismayed, even… when they let him walk. Then I saw he was facing discipline for (I think) a couple different minor infractions with KC so it kind of made sense. That said, I was still overall fine with his play in Green Bay. I sure would have liked to have had him in last year’s NFCCG.

  4. Don’t really know how Jeff Gladney’s future is in jeopardy with Adrian Peterson, Tyreek Hill, Antonio Brown, Aldon Smith, Joe Mixon still in the league. Seems to be disparate, these horrible acts to one group & the Man on top, Goodell & his group of schills turn there heads

  5. nflxpert says:
    June 5, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    What say you, Chiefs fans?

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    Breeland can play, great cover guy, and hits hard for a corner, disappointing Chiefs did not bring him back, could be off -field stuff

  6. Probably a good add. Vikings were way too inexperienced at CB last year, and combined with no pass rush, caused a lot of defensive issues.

  7. It’ll be easy to compete with Dantzler, he won’t be around-he’ll be suspended………………

  8. It’ll be easy to compete with Dantzler, he won’t be around-he’ll be suspended………………
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    Dantzler is the CB that is likely to be suspended, not Dantzler.

  9. Anyone who watches football knows that’s Breelands job to lose. He’s a solid corner with great all around skills. He won’t wow you in any particular area but he knows where to be, he’s quick, and he’s tough. I bet you Rivera still wishes Washington had him.

  10. Mile Zimmer playing two new free agent veterans at corner while the guys he drafted ride the pine…

  11. The best ROI are picks from the 4th and 5th rounds. If you can find a sleeper in there, it’s the best money spent.

  12. alwaysonpoint says:
    June 6, 2021 at 8:06 am
    Anyone who watches football knows that’s Breelands job to lose. He’s a solid corner with great all around skills. He won’t wow you in any particular area but he knows where to be, he’s quick, and he’s tough. I bet you Rivera still wishes Washington had him.
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    If you watched football you would know how good Dantzler is…. Breeland is solid. He reminds me of all those years watching Cedric Griffin. And he may very well take the starting spot, who knows. But don’t count out Dantzler. This kids next contract will be for 10+/yr

  13. Chiefs most experienced corner, but not their best corner. Good guy to have on the roster, for depth, but signing a 1 year deal speaks to what teams think about him.

  14. Breeland was a solid corner when he could play, missed some games due to suspension and injuries. Either Charvarious Ward is better than I thought or the Chiefs know something I dont know. Breeland will be a good pickup for the Vikes if he’s can stay on the field.

  15. So essentially, Mike Hughes for Breeland and a 6th rounder. That’s a win.

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