Vikings waive Bashaud Breeland

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Earlier today, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said that veteran cornerback Bashaud Breeland was questionable for Monday night’s game due to a non-injury-related personal matter. Breeland is no longer questionable.

The Vikings have waived Breeland.

Breeland responded on Twitter with one word, “Wow.”

Signed in the offseason, Breeland had started all 13 regular-season games that the Vikings had played. He struggled at times in coverage, but he continued to be in the starting lineup.

It’s unclear why Breeland was released. Zimmer surely will be asked about it after Monday night’s game. Perhaps Breeland will give his version of the events. Regardless, he’ll hit waivers and then, if he clears waivers, he’ll become a free agent.

26 responses to “Vikings waive Bashaud Breeland

  1. I remember how stoked the Vikes were to get this guy and the Cardinals cast-off. Zim sure knows his DBs.

    Losing!! SKOL!!!

  2. Him being waived shouldn’t be as big a shock as the fact he started every game. PFF ranks him 117 out of 119 at the position and that’s how it looked watching him play.

  3. He was literally ranked dead last in the nfl. Dead last. Teams targeted him, with great success, every week. The Bears game plan was probably to target him. And, despite what Packer fans would have you believe, the Vikings were not excited or stoked to sign him. They were in the belief he was worth a try at a low salary for 1 year. They were also in the belief he should have been benched or cut 8 games ago.

  4. Wonder if he attacked some of Zim’s stuffed animals he was saving for the next loss “motivation speech”

  5. Holy Smokes says:
    They can replace him with a mannequin that will cover receivers just as well as he did.

    I find that statement snarky and highly offensive — to mannequins.
    Go into any JC Penney or Macy’s and you’ll find several with better flexibility, more fluid hip motion, and superior recovery speed to Brashaud Breeland.

  6. garypagetwo says:
    December 18, 2021 at 4:28 pm
    Pick him up GB


    Packers had him in 2018 and didn’t resign him. Why would they want the Vikings’ cast-offs? It goes the other way!

  7. Breeland got into it Cook and then Richardson. Spielman then came down to break it up.
    Rick then took Breeland to his office.

  8. This dude was awful and couldn’t believe the Vikings didn’t cut him after that tweet. Man was a flag machine! Good riddance.

  9. KnowsMoreThanYou says:

    the Vikings were not excited or stoked to sign him. They were in the belief he was worth a try at a low salary for 1 year.


    Yet another mistaken belief from a team that’s held many of them through much of the Zimmer era.

  10. If I were an offensive coordinator, I would just throw 20+ yard passes on Breeland on all 4 downs, every time. One will go for a first down or pass interference at a minimum and more than likely a touchdown.

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