Bashaud Breeland rumors: Colts, Chiefs seem like favored destinations
By Matt Conner
The Oakland Raiders were the first stop for Bashaud Breeland’s week-long free agent tour and should have been in the driver’s seat the entire time. After all, when a team really wants a free agent, it’s rare to let them walk out the door with pressuring them to work out a deal. It’s why the first stop for any free agent is always the most important as teams press an agent to visit them first and foremost.
The Raiders, however, have been largely silent through this whole process. The team brought him in and then… that was it. There’s been little information about his visit. It also didn’t seem to last that long. It’s as if Breeland was brought in on a FA visit conveyor belt, leaving as quickly as he entered.
The need for the Raiders is definitely there. Gareon Conley should lock down one of the outside starter spots if he’s healthy as a former No. 1 pick and Rashaan Melvin was brought in to help at corner as well. But this is a team that lost Sean Smith, T.J. Carrie and David Amerson from a secondary that was already lacking.
What sucks for the Raiders here is that not only is there zero buzz about Breeland with the team now, but they also have less cap room than even the perennially cash-strapped Chiefs. With less than $3 million in cap space, the Raiders are likely out from the beginning.
Odds of signing Breeland: 5%