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Reports: Chiefs re-signing CB Bashaud Breeland to one-year deal

The Chiefs continue to re-sign significant players from 2019‘s Super Bowl=winning squad.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, 12:51 p.m. Arrowhead Time

The Chiefs have made the Bashaud Breeland deal official.

Breeland tweeted about the news on his personal Twitter account.

Reports: Chiefs re-signing CB Bashaud Breeland to one-year deal

(Originally posted: April 9, 2020)

According to a report from Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the Kansas City Chiefs are re-signing free-agent cornerback Bashaud Breeland to a one-year deal worth up to $4.5 million.

Friend-of-the-site Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports has confirmed Demovsky’s report.

The Kansas City Star’s Herbie Teope has chimed in with another confirmation.

Breeland. 28, is entering his seventh NFL season after being drafted out of Clemson by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round (102nd overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft. This will be Breeland’s second season with the Chiefs. The team signed him to a one-year deal worth $2 million in 2019.

Breeland certainly lived up to that deal in 2019, allowing a completion percentage of just 48.4 and a quarterback rating of 92.2, collecting 48 tackles (37 solo) eight passes defensed and two interceptions over 15 starts. In the playoffs, he collected 15 solo tackles, three passes defensed — and a big interception in Super Bowl LIV.

Breeland was expected to be seeking a longer-term deal in free agency. As a free agent in 2018, he had signed a three-year, $24 million dollar deal with the Carolina Panthers that was voided when he failed a physical after sustaining a foot infection.

During training camp that July, the Chiefs had Breeland in for a visit. He appeared to be fully recovered from the infection — and signs seemed to indicate the Chiefs were close to making a deal. But Breeland left St. Joseph without making a Chiefs contract, ultimately settling for being a midseason pickup for the Green Bay Packers in 2018.

With this move, the Chiefs move a step closer to entering with NFL draft on April 23 without serious positional needs for 2020. And also... this:


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