According to Field Yates Twitter page, free agent CB Bashaud Breeland leaves St. Joe with no deal in place with the Kansas City Chiefs. Yates goes on to say that the Chiefs aren’t out of it yet.
This comes as a shock to Chiefs fans as Breeland attended training camp today with a tour from personnel director Tim Terry, spent time with Defensive Coordinator Bob Sutton, and was seen in the dorms talking to former teammate Kendall Fuller.
Breeland would have solidified a somewhat questionable secondary and easily paired with former Redskins Fuller and Amerson. Breeland would have been projected as the #2 CB behind Fuller and would have allowed Steve Nelson to switch to the outside and allow Fuller to play some slot, where he thrived.
According to PFF , Breeland was rated the #54 CB overall at 79.0 grade, where Fuller is #5 rated overall and a 90.0 grade, Steven Nelson is #62 rated CB at a 76.8 grade,and Amerson is unrated at a 39.7 grade for the 2017 season.
Breeland would have boosted what PFF rates as the 28th rated secondary in the NFL:
Breeland’s career stats from PFF.com:
Breeland became a free agent after his 3 year- $24 million deal with the Panthers was void due to a failed physical per NFL.com. Breeland has visits scheduled with the Browns and Colts upcoming this week. It is clear that Breeland is intent on leveraging teams to capture back some of the deal he lost with the Panthers. It is important to note that both the Colts and Browns GM’s are former Chiefs front office personnel with Dorsey and Ballard. Both teams also have tremendous advantages in the salary cap with the Browns rocking a whopping $69,082,093 in cap space and the Colts with $50,684,324 in cap space accoring to overthecap.com. These are both sizable advantages as the Chiefs cap space sits only at $7,513,549, which could play a factor if Breeland is more interested in money and playing with lower tiered teams or winning and relationships with the Chiefs. Only time will tell which of these factors win Breeland over, but for now it is never good when a free agent leaves town unsigned.