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NFL free agency 2018: Carolina Panthers expected to sign cornerback Bashaud Breeland, per report

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The Panthers bolster their thin defensive backfield by signing a veteran corner.

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Update No. 2: According to Jourdan Rodrigue, the official contract numbers for Breeland are three years, $24 million with $10.5 million guaranteed.

Update No. 1: According to Mike Garafolo, Bashaud Breeland and the Panthers have agreed to a contract for three years, $24 million with $11 million guaranteed.


According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Carolina Panthers are expected to sign free agent cornerback Bashaud Breeland to a contract.

We’ve already discussed the possibility of signing Breeland to a contract when rumors surfaced on Twitter about the Panthers being interested, so it appears those rumors had some truth to them.

What this means for the Panthers

The Panthers had a void at starting cornerback after trading Daryl Worley to the Eagles for wide receiver Torrey Smith. Signing Breeland gives the Panthers another starter to pair on the outside with James Bradberry and gives them flexibility when looking for cornerback depth in the 2018 NFL Draft should they choose to go that route.

The deal won’t become official until the league year starts at 4 p.m. ET tomorrow, and the details of the contract are currently unknown. Stay tuned to CSR for any updates on this signing, as we’ll provide the information whenever it becomes available.

What do you think about signing Breeland, Panthers fans? Share your thoughts with us!

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Do you like the idea of signing Bashaud Breeland?

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  • 77%
    Yes, we need a cornerback
    (1344 votes)
  • 4%
    No, he’s not good enough
    (84 votes)
  • 17%
    Maybe, depends on the contract
    (299 votes)
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