After visiting Vikings, free-agent CB doesn’t sound very happy

(Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) Bashaud Breeland
(Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) Bashaud Breeland /

Free-agent cornerback Bashaud Breeland recently took to Twitter to express some frustrations shortly after he met with the Minnesota Vikings.

For the Minnesota Vikings, the majority of their 2021 roster appears to be set. But the Vikings could possibly look to add another veteran free agent in the near future when they get another $7.9 million added to their cap space at the beginning of June.

After recently trading Mike Hughes to the Kansas City Chiefs, cornerback is a position group some believed Minnesota could look to add more depth to before training camp begins this summer.

The Vikings did just that a few days ago when they reportedly met with free-agent cornerback Bashaud Breeland.

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When the news of Breeland meeting with Minnesota first started to spread, some fans were definitely intrigued by the possibility of him signing a contract with the team. He’s been in the NFL since 2014 (mostly as a starter), and just two seasons ago, he helped the Chiefs win the Super Bowl.

If the Vikings were able to sign him, the concerns about what the team might do if Jeff Gladney has to miss any time next season due to his arrest earlier this year would certainly decrease significantly.

Despite the excitement about Breeland possibly joining Minnesota’s roster, the feelings don’t seem to be the same for the veteran corner. Shortly after it was reported that he met with the Vikings last week, he sent out a few posts on his Twitter account that made it seem like things didn’t go as well as he might’ve hoped.

Judging from these tweets, it sounds like Breeland was not satisfied with the contract offer that Minnesota reportedly offered to him last week.

This isn’t too surprising though. He’s been a starter for the majority of his time in the NFL, and with Patrick Peterson, Cameron Dantzler, and Mackensie Alexander, the Vikings don’t really have a need for another starting cornerback.

Perhaps he could’ve come in and challenged Alexander for the starting slot corner role, but Minnesota clearly wasn’t willing to toss a good chunk of change at Breeland to have him used mostly as a backup.

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With the reports that an offer was actually made (according to KSTP’s Darren Wolfson), it’s clear that the Vikings are looking to add some more experience and depth to their cornerback group this year. So expect their search to continue during the next few weeks.