Former Chiefs cornerback has reportedly met with the Vikings

(Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Bashaud Breeland
(Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Bashaud Breeland /

In search of some more depth and experience, the Minnesota Vikings have reportedly met with former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland.

Last week, the Minnesota Vikings made a bit of a surprising move to trade former first-round pick, Mike Hughes, to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Despite it feeling like Hughes might have already had one foot out the door heading into the summer, it’s safe to say that most probably didn’t expect the Vikings to trade the young cornerback at this point in the offseason.

After dealing Hughes, some wondered if Minnesota would look to add more depth at cornerback before this year’s training camp. Well, apparently the Vikings have met with at least one free-agent corner since they decided to trade Hughes.

Minnesota Vikings have reportedly met with former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback

Some might look at Minnesota’s current cornerback depth chart that features Patrick Peterson, Mackensie Alexander, Cameron Dantzler, and Jeff Gladney and wonder why they would even be looking to add someone else to the mix.

But the Vikings still don’t know how the NFL will handle Gladney’s recent arrest and some additional veteran depth would be useful to have in case Peterson, Dantzler, or Alexander have to miss time due to an injury next season.

So in their efforts to see how they can improve their corner depth, Minnesota has recently met with former Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland according to The Athletics’ Nate Taylor on Thursday.

Breeland has been in the NFL for seven seasons, with his last two coming with the Chiefs. He’s started a total of 88 games in his career and he allowed a completion rate of 50 percent or lower in each of his last two years.

Breeland has the skills to line up as an outside corner, but at 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, he’s at his best when he’s tasked with lining up in the slot.

He would be an interesting addition to the Vikings’ roster and he’s talented enough that he could potentially challenge Alexander to open the season as the team’s top slot corner.

This is definitely something to keep an eye on and now we know for sure that Minnesota is still looking to add more depth to their cornerback group this year.