Four available free agents that the Arizona Cardinals should target
Cornerback Bashaud Breeland
Drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, Bashaud Breeland has been a solid starting cornerback for the entirety of his career. In each of his four NFL seasons, Breeland has started fourteen or more games. For the Cardinals, Breeland would join Patrick Peterson as the only Cardinal corner with substantial starting experience.
Breeland’s most impressive work came in the 2016 campaign, in which he recorded over sixty solo tackles, three interceptions, and two forced fumbles. Breeland may not be a high quality starter, but could be another defensive veteran in a secondary sorely lacking them.
Much like his time in Washington, Breeland would benefit from playing across from a star defensive back. In Washington, Breeland routinely faced second tier receivers as All-Pro Josh Norman shadowed teams’ top weapons. In Arizona, Patrick Peterson remains one of the best corners in the league, and looks to continue his stellar play in 2018.
The Cardinals brought Breeland in for a visit Thursday afternoon, and may look to lock him up on a reasonable deal. The Cardinals may face strong competition for Breeland’s services from the Indianapolis Colts, but would be wise not to overpay for an average starter.
Still, Breeland would serve as another veteran starter for the Cardinal’s defense, and may fit nicely into Steve Wilks’ scheme.