Bashaud Breeland is returning to Chiefs on one-year deal

Kansas City Chiefs Bashaud Breeland (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs Bashaud Breeland (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

The Kansas City Chiefs have succeeded in bringing back cornerback Bashaud Breeland on a one-year deal, per reports.

The Kansas City Chiefs continue to bring back familiar faces from last season’s championship run with the news that cornerback Bashaud Breeland has agreed to return on a one-year deal.

ESPN reporter Rob Demovsky has word that Breeland has agreed in principle to return for the 2020 season and the terms of the deal are worth up to $4.5 million.

Last season, Breeland played in all 16 games for the Chiefs and started 15 of them. He had 2 interceptions and 8 deflected passes during the regular season but added another key interception in the Super Bowl to help the Chiefs overcome the San Francisco 49ers for their first championship in 50 years.

The Chiefs have looked thin at the cornerback position at this point in the offseason, only weeks from the 2020 NFL Draft, but the addition of Breeland to the mix lessens any sense of urgency at this point. The Chiefs could very much use another investment, but there’s no need to reach if the value is not there in a particular round.

This offseason, the Chiefs have lost Kendall Fuller in free agency to the Washington Redskins. Without him, Breeland and Charvarius Ward should be able to hold down the boundary spots at cornerback while Rashad Fenton and new signing Antonio Hamilton hold down depth spots. Further moves are likely to be made, and other hopefuls on the roster like Alex Brown and Chris Lammons are also in place to potentially compete for snaps.

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