The Minnesota Vikings and free-agent cornerback Bashaud Breeland have agreed to terms for Breeland to join the Vikings as reported by NFL reporter Tom Pelissero.
Breeland comes to the Minnesota Vikings late in free agency entering his 8th season in the NFL, most recently with the Kansas City Chiefs. Prior to that, he spent a brief year with the Green Bay Packers. He started his career on the Washington Football Team for four seasons.
His contract with Minnesota is a one-year deal worth a maximum of $4 million per NFL source.
During his two seasons with the Chiefs, Breeland started in 26 games. He accumulated 4 interceptions and 86 tackles during that time. He appeared in two Super Bowls, helping the Chiefs win one of them during the 2019 season.
NFL reporter Matt Verderame who covers the Chiefs closely said the following of Bashaud Breeland joining Minnesota on Twitter, shortly after the signing:
He joined a revamped Vikings secondary that was depleted last season due to injury. The Vikings signed cornerback Patrick Peterson and safety Xavier Woods earlier in the offseason. This signing comes one day after the Vikings signed former Titans cornerback Tye Smith for added depth.
How do the Minnesota Vikings look now?
The Vikings now have Cameron Dantzler, Patrick Peterson, Mackensie Alexander, Jeff Gladney, Kris Boyd, Tye Smith, Harrison Hand, and Bashaud Breeland on their roster. There will be a lot of new faces in the Minnesota cornerback room this upcoming season.
It is worth noting that the Minnesota Vikings are currently waiting for the legal status of Jeff Gladney. He was charged with felony assault back in April of this year. There has been very little word from the NFL and Vikings about Gladney since the initial charges were made public.