Practice altercation led to Vikings cutting Bashaud Breeland

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The Vikings’ decision to cut starting cornerback Bashaud Breeland was surprising enough that it figured to have to do with issues beyond performance on the field.

And that’s exactly the case, as NFL Network is reporting that the Vikings cut Breeland after he had a verbal altercation with coaches at practice today.

According to the report, Breeland took off his cleats and then got into it with teammates who were trying to calm him down.

On Monday, Breeland will go on waivers, where any team that wants him can take him for the balance of the season. It’s possible that a playoff contender will figure he can add depth at an important position and be willing to take him on, even at the risk that a player who got cut for having a dispute with coaches isn’t exactly the safest bet.

If no team claims Breeland, he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

58 responses to “Practice altercation led to Vikings cutting Bashaud Breeland

  1. Breeland has been trying to get out of that mess in Minnesota since October. Finally found his way.

  2. arrowhead816 says:
    December 18, 2021 at 5:07 pm
    He’ll come back to KC…

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    He won’t make it that far in the waiver wire process. Watch some tape he’s graded 117 out of 119 corners … you can have him

  3. World Class teams don’t deal with difficult players who lie and throw their teammates under the bus on a regular basis…take note, Green Bay.

  4. “patsfantransplant says:
    December 18, 2021 at 5:14 pm
    A prefect BB project for NE.”

    Yeah, just like Antonio Brown! Oh wait… LOL

  5. No surprise. This dumpster fire of a franchise has always treated their players poorly. BB enjoy being free of this mess.

  6. Christian says:
    He won’t make it that far in the waiver wire process. Watch some tape he’s graded 117 out of 119 corners …
    ==

    You may have just contradicted yourself.
    If he’s truly the 117th worst cornerback out of 119 then it seems as though no team would want to claim him. Based on his ranking, it seems more likely he’d pass all the way through the wire process and could then sign with any team that would have him.
    Once he clears waivers any team that signed him wouldn’t be responsible for his current contract. A club like Kansas City – it’s familiar with him, and he with it — could be the destination, assuming he’s willing to accept a backup role and play for a pro-rated veteran’s minimum salary.

  7. This is another terrible sign. I’m pretty sure the team has quit on this coaching staff, just like the bandwagon fans.

  8. I don’t get most of this article. Why was it a surprise he was cut? Because he absolutely is terrible. I have no idea why he was still in the nfl to begin with.

  9. Um, no one is going to pick this guy up. The Vikings secondary blows and he is a big reason why. Signing this guy is a downgrade.

  10. He’s on a one year deal, for vet minimum and incentives. It didnt cost them much (or save them much) to get rid of him. I’d love to see Jacksonsville or Houston to claim him, just to see how he handles it.

  11. Wouldn’t be surprised if Andy Reid and Chiefs sign him. Character issues don’t bother Reid

  12. bucfan40 says:
    December 18, 2021 at 5:39 pm
    World class team and Minnesota Vikings are exact opposites.

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    Who have the Bucs been outside of Tom Brady? Oh yeah, the leagues lowest franchise winning percentage of 0.398… far behind the #31 Jaguars that have 0.420%

  13. I couldn’t figure out how he was starting to begin with. One of the worst cornerbacks I have ever seen. Nothing of value was lost.

  14. Another shameful and disgraceful moment in this season of bitter disappointments for the few remaining Vikings fans.

  15. The Wilfs need to Start Paying Attention, Some Fans have already started to leave because of all the Dysfunction and Lack of Effort by the Owners to make the Necessary moves to build a winner … Speilman has had more than enough time to build a winner He has Failed …. After 46 yrs I simply have had to move on to a team who is Not Frightened to make the moves to Win ………. Breeland is simply another example … You can not win with High Priced cast offs !!!!!! Only Al Davis and John Madden have been successful at that !!!!!

  16. Ron Rivera would never put up with
    The immaturity this guy can’t seem to shake……

  17. Deanna Guin says:
    December 18, 2021 at 6:45 pm
    The Wilfs need to Start Paying Attention, Some Fans have already started to leave because of all the Dysfunction and Lack of Effort by the Owners to make the Necessary moves to build a winner … Speilman has had more than enough time to build a winner He has Failed …. After 46 yrs I simply have had to move on to a team who is Not Frightened to make the moves to Win ………. Breeland is simply another example … You can not win with High Priced cast offs !!!!!! Only Al Davis and John Madden have been successful at that !!!!!
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    Do you have a parakeet jumping up and down on your “shift” button while you type?

  18. cheeseisfattening says:
    December 18, 2021 at 6:06 pm
    I like teams that don’t let players run the team
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    ….and the twenty-three skiddoo, and the wedge, and the ol’ Statue of Liberty!

  19. I’m surprised by this. He was one of the MVPs of their Offseason World Championship this year.

  20. kevines255 says:
    December 18, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    The Vikings secondary blows and he is a big reason why.

    +++++

    The Viking secondary blows because they don’t have anyone better than Breeland. That’s the reason they let him play over 2/3 the snaps in 11 games this season.

  21. What a maroon. Nobody wants this scrub anyway.

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    Yeah, so, can’t really say that anymore. Look it up.

  22. I’d say don’t let the door hit you, but if you were trying to prevent the door from getting a first down, you wouldn’t get within 3 yards.

  23. Luckily for the Packers, they don’t have to mess with below-average malcontents even with their #1 CB missing most of the season, because Gutekunst drafted an excellent CB in Eric Stokes and then signed a gem in Rasul Douglas.

  24. complicatedfella says:
    December 18, 2021 at 5:19 pm
    World Class teams don’t deal with difficult players who lie and throw their teammates under the bus on a regular basis…take note, Green Bay.
    _______

    Would a world class team’s fan base be begging to fire their head coach since things are going well for them?

    Everyone messes up from time to time… even the Vikings, or are you just going to pretend the mistake on the lake didn’t happen?

  25. dregonspengler says:
    December 18, 2021 at 5:41 pm
    Christian says:
    He won’t make it that far in the waiver wire process. Watch some tape he’s graded 117 out of 119 corners …
    ==

    You may have just contradicted yourself.
    If he’s truly the 117th worst cornerback out of 119 then it seems as though no team would want to claim him. Based on his ranking, it seems more likely he’d pass all the way through the wire process and could then sign with any team that would have him.

    I don’t believe his statements contradicted himself. He was 117th out of 119th but someone will probably still take a flier on him. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Ravens claimed him since both their starting corners are out. I’m sure someone out there will claim him if nothing else than to keep him from going to a competitor.

  26. cheeseisfattening says:
    December 18, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    I like teams that don’t let players run the team
    _______
    I like teams that are 10-3 over teams that are 6-7.
    ‘Nuff said!

  27. complicatedfella says:
    December 18, 2021 at 5:19 pm
    World Class teams don’t deal with difficult players who lie and throw their teammates under the bus on a regular basis…take note, Green Bay.

    World class. Lololol. You’re not even the best in your division. Who is? Yeah, the team with a quarterback that gets on your nerves. And yes, your win against Green Bay is your super bowl, just like every year you manage to win one from them

  28. nathanp2013 says:
    December 18, 2021 at 6:16 pm
    bucfan40 says:
    December 18, 2021 at 5:39 pm
    World class team and Minnesota Vikings are exact opposites.

    ————————
    Who have the Bucs been outside of Tom Brady? Oh yeah, the leagues lowest franchise winning percentage of 0.398… far behind the #31 Jaguars that have 0.420%
    =========================================================
    Bucs are 2-0 in Super Bowls compared to 0-4 in Super Bowls,

  29. Breeland should of never left DC. WFT bring him home. Regardless the kid give’s his all and we could use him because Jackson is worth that money. Breeland can show you better play even at his age.

  30. Breeland should of never left DC. WFT bring him home! Regardless the kid give’s his all and we could use him because Jackson is not worth that money. Breeland can show you better play even at his age.

  31. It would be funny to see him go back to Green Bay, they have had injuries in the secondary, that’s how they found Rasul Douglas.

  32. nathanp2013 says:
    December 18, 2021 at 6:16 pm
    bucfan40 says:
    December 18, 2021 at 5:39 pm
    World class team and Minnesota Vikings are exact opposites.

    ————————
    Who have the Bucs been outside of Tom Brady?
    _______

    Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, Ronde Barber, and Brad Johnson had a pretty good run with TB as well…

  33. cheeseisfattening says:
    December 18, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    I like teams that don’t let players run the team
    ———-
    I like teams that don’t lose to the Lions.

  34. Almost by definition, any team good enough to make the playoffs probably already has better players in its secondary.

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