ARIZONA CARDINALS

Report: Free agent CB Bashaud Breeland to visit Cardinals

May 16, 2018, 10:36 AM
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver J.J. Nelson (14) pulls in a pass as Washington Redskins cornerback ...
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver J.J. Nelson (14) pulls in a pass as Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland (26) closes in during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Free agent Bashaud Breeland will visit the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday as the team continues to look at options in the competition for the second starting cornerback slot, reports ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.

Breeland will first visit the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday, according to a source of Demovsky.

Despite having four years of NFL experience, the free agent remains on the market after his agreed-upon contract with the Carolina Panthers was nullified in March. Breeland failed a physical, and his three-year, $24 million deal was rescinded after he injured himself by cutting the heel of his left foot earlier that month.

He told ESPN he was hit by a golf cart in the back of his leg, which “reopened a wound first suffered in fourth grade,” and the injury later became infected.

The cornerback told ESPN he required a skin graft and expected to play in 2018. He called the injury a freak accident and said he didn’t fault the Panthers for their decision to cut him.

Breeland, who was projected to start for Panthers before he was cut, was a fourth-round pick by the Washington Redskins in 2014 and has played 14 games every season since entering the league.

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound corner recorded 50 tackles last season to go with one interception and 19 passes defensed.

He has 271 career tackles with seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, eight interceptions and 59 passes defensed in 60 career games for Washington.

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