Arizona Cardinals on the right track hosting cornerback
The Arizona Cardinals may be on the brink of finally finding an excellent solution to their number-two cornerback dilemma
Kudos to Arizona Cardinals’ general manager Steve Keim. It was scary to think that the club would be satisfied with their current number-two cornerback situation. Thankfully, Arizona’s front office is well aware of the huge hole that sits opposite the great Patrick Peterson in their secondary.
Impressive free agent cover guy Bashaud Breeland is scheduled to visit with the Cardinals on Thursday. The 26-year old had a three-year, $24 million deal he had signed with the Carolina Panthers voided back in March, when he injured his foot while on vacation. A cut on the back of Breeland’s foot had become infected, but has reportedly now healed.
Breeland has spent all four of his seasons in the NFL with the Washington Redskins. The 5’11”, 195 pounder was a fourth-round draft pick of the club in 2014. Breeland has 58 career starts under his belt, and has tallied some outstanding numbers.
Unlike the Cards’ Peterson, Breeland has had a ton of balls thrown his way during his time with Washington. The Clemson University product has broken up an incredible 60 passes, and has also snatched eight interceptions since he entered the league.
Besides being an excellent pass-defender, Breeland has also been stout against the run. He’s amassed 270 tackles, and has also forced seven fumbles.
There is an obstacle in the way of Arizona landing Breeland. Before the corner is to meet with the Cardinals, Breeland will first visit the Indianapolis Colts. Hopefully, Breeland will be unimpressed with what Indy has to offer.
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Pairing Breeland with Peterson, a seven-time Pro Bowler, would give the Cards one of the finest cornerback duos in pro football. The squad hasn’t had such a talented tandem since Antonio Cromartie was around in 2014. A prized free agent is within the organization’s reach, it’s now up to Keim to reel him in.