Bashaud Breeland leaves Kansas City Chiefs without a contract

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 24: Bashaud Breeland
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 24: Bashaud Breeland /

Free agent cornerback Bashaud Breeland has left his visit with the Kansas City Chiefs without a contract as he now moves on to his next visit.

The Cleveland Browns are ready and waiting. Free agent cornerback Bashaud Breeland will apparently make his next free agent visit, with Cleveland next on the list, as Field Yates is reporting that his visit with the Kansas City Chiefs is over without an apparent deal being reached.

Breeland spent the day with the Chiefs at St. Joseph, Missouri in training camp, hanging out with the players and coaching staff as well as some members of the front office. He was actually around for quite some time on Wednesday after he was supposed to arrive on Tuesday, leading many to wonder whether a deal was getting done after being around the team for so much time.

As Yates notes in his tweet, the Chiefs are still in the running to sign him, as is any other of the NFL’s franchises, although the Chiefs and Oakland Raiders have already hosted Breeland on this free agent tour. The Browns are up next and then reportedly the Indianapolis Colts are also on the books.

Breeland might be doing his homework on all four teams and soliciting offers from each before making his decision. After all, he already reached an agreement with one team only to miss out when he failed a physical after signing a three-year, $24 million deal with the Carolina Panthers shortly after free agency began. That’s a lot of money to think you have and then suddenly lose, so Breeland has every right to shop around for the best overall deal.

As for the Chiefs, they might have a problem matching the spending power of some other teams, even if they have the best overall roster for which Breeland could play. Every other team is likely to spend their next season (or more) in the basement of their respective division, but as they say, money talks. It would be hard for any player, Breeland included, to turn down the significant payday he’s been waiting for just for the sake of a better team culture or record of success.

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Then again, Breeland spent significant time with the Chiefs and when a team wants to create salary cap room, there’s often a way to do so. The Chiefs could make moves with specific players to find that room if they so desired, and they even started that process with a recent restructuring of Spencer Ware’s contract.