Former Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland won’t become a part of the Carolina Panthers organization. The Panthers announced on Friday that they had nullified the three-year, $24 million deal with Breeland after the 26-year-old failed his physical.
According to the player, he suffered the injury on March 4, while playing golf in the Dominican Republic. The golf cart hit him in the back of his leg and reopened an old injury. Although the injury will require a skin graft, Breeland thought it wouldn’t affect his game in the next season.
“From my understanding, my agent told them about the injury before the deal and everything was square,” – said Breeland in an interview with ESPN. “Today I got the news they’d taken [the offer] back. I don’t know what transpired or what made them feel I’m not worthy of the contract. It’s an old injury from the fourth grade. I don’t understand it. I’ve been through this before. I got over it at a young age. It’s a lot of money on the line. A lot of things going on.“
Breeland supposed to serve as a replacement for Daryl Worley, who went to the Philadelphia Eagles in the deal that brought Torrey Smith to Carolina. The Panthers are now looking for other solutions with Delvin Breaux and Rashaan Melvin being among available free agents.
Bashaud Breeland, on the other side, won’t rush into searching for a new team but said he is certain he will play in the 2018 season.
He entered the league when the Washington Redskins took him in the fourth round of 2014 NFL draft. He established himself as a solid cornerback and evens served as a kick returner on occasions. In 2017 he managed 50 combined tackles, 19 passes defended, and one interception.