Chiefs Draft Preview Capsule
29. KANSAS CITY (13-5)
LAST SEASON: Chiefs rolled to third straight AFC West title thanks to second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who shattered just about every franchise passing record...
Chiefs sign Breeland in upgrade to beleaguered secondary
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed cornerback Bashaud Breeland to a $2 million contract for the upcoming season that could be worth an additional $3 million if incentives...
Free Agency-Packers Capsule
GREEN BAY PACKERS (6-9-1)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Clay Matthews, WR Randall Cobb, DT Muhammad Wilkerson, LB Jake Ryan, CB Bashaud Breeland, CB Davon House, TE Lance Kendricks, TE...
3 Packers OL on injury report, with Bulaga doubtful
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have three starting offensive linemen on the injury report for their game Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, with right tackle Bryan Bulaga listed as doubtful to play.
Bulaga left last week's loss to the Arizona Cardinals with a knee injury. He has also missed practice this week because of illness. Third-year pro Jason Spriggs would likely start get the start.
NFL Injury Report
ARIZONA CARDINALS at GREEN BAY PACKERS — CARDINALS: OUT: LB Deone Bucannon (chest). QUESTIONABLE: S Budda Baker (knee), S Rudy Ford (heel), T D.J. Humphries (knee), LB Haason Reddick (neck), WR Chad Williams (ankle). PACKERS: OUT: S Kentrell Brice (ankle, concussion), RB Tra Carson (rib), DE Mike Daniels (foot), WR Trevor Davis (hamstring), S Raven Greene (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: T David Bakhtiari (knee), CB Bashaud Breeland (groin), WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), CB Kevin King (hamstring), G Lane Taylor (quadricep).
Cobb out again for Packers with hamstring injury
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb will miss his sixth game this season because of a hamstring injury.
Cobb was sidelined Sunday at Minnesota for the third straight week, along with cornerback Kevin King (hamstring). Defensive end Mike Daniels (foot) and cornerback Bashaud Breeland (groin) were also out. Safety Kentrell Brice (ankle) returned from a one-game absence. Tight end Jimmy Graham (thumb) was in the lineup after being listed as questionable.
Blake Martinez, Bashaud Breeland active for Packers
SEATTLE (AP) — The Green Bay Packers will have linebacker Blake Martinez and cornerback Bashaud Breeland available Thursday night against the Seattle Seahawks.
NFL Injury Report
GREEN BAY PACKERS at SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — PACKERS: OUT: S Kentrell Brice (ankle), WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), CB Kevin King (hamstring), LB Nick Perry (knee). DOUBTFUL: G Lucas Patrick (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: CB Bashaud Breeland (groin), LB Blake Martinez (ankle). DNP: S Kentrell Brice (ankle), WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), CB Kevin King (hamstring), G Lucas Patrick (concussion), LB Nick Perry (knee). LIMITED: LB Blake Martinez (ankle). FULL: T David Bakhtiari (knee), CB Bashaud Breeland...
Jones helps Packers run away for 31-12 win over Dolphins
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For a change, it was the Packers in a runaway.
Aaron Jones ran for career highs of 145 yards and two scores, Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams connected for two touchdown passes and the Green Bay beat the Miami Dolphins 31-12 on Sunday.
Receivers Cobb, Allison out again for Packers vs. 49ers
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers will be without receivers Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison against the San Francisco 49ers because of hamstring injuries.
It's the second straight week that the Packers will be without Cobb and Allison. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have to rely again on rookies Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown behind top wideout Davante Adams.
CB Breeland adds veteran presence to Packers with House out
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A ride on a golf cart during an offseason trip to the Dominican Republic changed the course of Bashaud Breeland's NFL career.
The cornerback's left foot was hanging out of the cart during that March trip when it was bumped by another cart that clipped Breeland's foot. An old wound that Breeland suffered in fourth grade reopened.
Redskins Preview Capsule
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-9)
New faces: QB Alex Smith, RB Adrian Peterson, WR Paul Richardson, DT Daron Payne, DT Tim Settle, OLB Pernell McPhee, CB Adonis Alexander.
Key losses: QB Kirk Cousins, WR Terrelle Pryor, WR Ryan Grant, TE Niles Paul, DL Terrell McClain, LB Will Compton, CB Bashaud Breeland, S DeAngelo Hall.
Denzel Ward, Ohio State cornerback, to Redskins in Sports Illustrated mock draft
In the latest mock draft published by Sports Illustrated's MMQB, Albert Breer has the Washington Redskins selecting Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward.
In 11 games in 2017, Ward recorded 37 tackles, two interceptions and 15 pass breakups for the Buckeyes. He was a consensus All-American, making the Associated Press's first team, and is considered the top cornerback in the draft class.
Former Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland won't be joining the Carolina Panthers, and will instead be a free agent.
Breeland failed his physical after suffering a non-football injury in the offseason. Earlier in the week, Breeland had agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal with $11 million guaranteed.
The NFL Network reported Breeland suffered a cut on his foot and won't be able to pass a physical "for months."
Zach Brown returns to Washington Redskins on three-year deal: Reports
The Washington Redskins have re-signed leading tackler Zach Brown to a three-year contract worth a maximum of $24 million, according to reports.
Brown, an inside linebacker, played 2017 on a one-year contract worth just $2.3 million in his first year in Washington. He started his NFL career with four seasons in Tennessee and one in Buffalo.
Trent Murphy, Niles Paul highlight Redskins exits in Day 3 of free agency
The Alex Smith trade became official Wednesday, but the departures for the Redskins' own free agents continued.
The Redskins saw three players linebacker Trent Murphy, center Spencer Long and tight end Niles Paul sign new contracts with other teams in free agency. The deals come a day after Kirk Cousins, Bashaud Breeland and Ryan Grant moved on.
Cornerback Bashaud Breeland will be leaving the Washington Redskins for the Carolina Panthers, agreeing Tuesday to a three-year, $24 million deal with $11 million guaranteed, according to multiple reports.
Breeland, 26, spent the last four seasons in Washington after being a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. After a promising 2015 season, Breeland was inconsistent in his two years opposite of Josh Norman. He started 15 games last season.
- Rome News-TribuneA ‘glorious’ moment: Packers give interim head coach Joe Philbin his first victory with 34-20 win over FalconsDecember 10, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalTom Oates: Grading Packers' performance in 34-20 win over FalconsDecember 9, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalTom Oates: Grading Packers' performance in 31-12 win over DolphinsNovember 12, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalTom Oates: Grading Packers' performance in 31-17 loss to PatriotsNovember 5, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalWorth the wait? Bashaud Breeland finally winds up with PackersSeptember 27, 2018
Washington Redskins free agency capsule
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-9)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB Kirk Cousins; WRs Terrelle Pryor, WR Brian Quick and Ryan Grant; LBs Zach Brown, Will Compton, Junior Galette, Trent Murphy and Chris Carter; CB Bashaud Breeland; G Shawn Lauvao; S DeAngelo Hall; TE Niles Paul; C Tony Bergstrom; DTs Arthur Jones and Phil Taylor.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: T Ty Nsekhe; G Tyler Catalina.
Zach Brown took a meeting with the Oakland Raiders last offseason, touring the team's facilities in March 2017. A free agent, he left without a contract and didn't sign one until April.
Redskins sign cornerback Quinton Dunbar to multiyear deal
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed cornerback Quinton Dunbar to a multiyear deal.
The team announced the contract Monday after finishing its season at 7-9. Dunbar was set to be a restricted free agent.
Dunbar, 25, was a receiver at Florida and converted to cornerback during his first NFL training camp in 2015. He reached career highs with 15 games, four starts, 28 tackles and eight passes defensed this season.
So you’re saying there’s a chance? Skins in trouble at 5-7
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Informed that one calculation gives his Washington Redskins a 1 percent chance of making the playoffs, cornerback Bashaud Breeland opted to take a rose-colored view of the situation.
"So we still have something we can play for," Breeland said after an abbreviated practice Monday. "It's not all the way out of our grasp."
Kerrigan, short-handed Redskins to face Zeke-less Cowboys
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — No matter how many injuries they accumulate, no matter how slender their playoff hopes might be, the Washington Redskins at least have this on their side: Each opponent the rest of the way currently owns a losing record.
Starting next week with the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys.
SEATTLE -- Redskins coach Jay Gruden spent the entire week navigating a raft of injuries. The Redskins' offensive line is a mess and may have just one starter (Morgan Moses) able to play Sunday. Two tight ends are out. Jamison Crowder, Bashaud Breeland and Rob Kelley are questionable for Sunday.
Washington's flood of injuries has influenced the preparation of Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.
LANDOVER Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland was a surprise scratch from Washington's 33-19 loss Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. As it turns out, Breeland was unavailable because he re-injured his knee during the Redskins' practice on Friday.
Breeland initially suffered a knee injury after being chop blocked by San Francisco 49ers tackle Joe Staley two weeks ago. He played the following week against the Philadelphia Eagles.
LANDOVER The Washington Redskins will be without three significant pieces of their offensive line Sunday when they take on the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field.
Left tackle Trent Williams (knee soreness) and right guard Brandon Scherff (MCL) were announced out after being listed as questionable. Center Spencer Long (quad tendinitis) was ruled out on Friday.
PHILADELPHIA Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland will play Monday against the Philadelphia Eagles after being listed questionable with a knee injury.
Meanwhile, safety Deshazor Everett (hamstring) was announced inactive. Cornerback Josh Norman (rib) is out as well, but that's not a surprise, seeing as it was announced Saturday.
Eagles without starting CB Darby, LB Kendricks vs. Redskins
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Eagles were without starting cornerback Ronald Darby for the fifth straight week and starting linebacker Mychal Kendricks for Monday night's game against Washington.
Darby practiced this week for the first time since he dislocated his right ankle in the opener against the Redskins. Darby was listed as inactive and might be ready to play Sunday against San Francisco.
Redskins cornerback Josh Norman to miss second straight game, out vs. Eagles
ASHBURN Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (fractured rib) will miss a second straight game Monday after he was ruled out against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Norman increased his workload throughout the week, including participating in team drills on Friday. But he didn't progress to the point where he would be healthy enough to play on Monday Night Football.
Norman fractured his rib on Oct. 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4.
ASHBURN The Washington Redskins are getting healthier.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Friday that he expects running back Rob Kelley to play Monday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Starting cornerbacks Josh Norman and Bashaud Breeland, meanwhile, increased their workload in practice.
Kelley missed last week's game against the San Francisco 49ers with an ankle injury. Kelley, who also missed Week 3 with a ribs injury, has 131 yards in three games.
MATCHUPS TO EXPLOIT
Redskins could rely on young defensive backs against Eagles
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Quinton Dunbar takes pride in the way Washington Redskins defensive backs coach Torrian Gray makes every member of the secondary prepare as though he's starting.
"When you get in, you are expected to play like a starter," Dunbar said.
That approach has come in handy this season. Already 2015 All-Pro Josh Norman, fellow cornerback Bashaud Breeland and safety Stefan McClure have gone down with injuries, and second-year safety Su'a Cravens left the team to contemplate retirement.
Redskins’ Allen has foot injury, Hopkins hip injury
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins rookie defensive lineman Jonathan Allen has a Lisfranc sprain in his foot and will miss some time, according to coach Jay Gruden.
Allen could miss three or four weeks, Gruden said while providing injury updates Monday. Gruden said kicker Dustin Hopkins has a hip injury that could also cause him to miss the Redskins' upcoming game at the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles and that they'll work out some free agent kickers this week.
Ravens’ Smith, Redskins’ Breeland fined $18,231 for hits
NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore linebacker Za'Darius Smith and Washington cornerback Bashaud Breeland have been fined $18,231 by the NFL for hits last weekend.
Smith was called for roughing the passer after hitting Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger in the Ravens' loss to the Steelers.
Breeland made a horsecollar tackle of Kansas City running back Kareem Hunt in the third quarter of the Redskins' loss to the Chiefs last Monday night.
Banged-up Chiefs offensive line loses Duvernay-Tardif
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — D.J. Swearinger wasn't even sure he could play Monday night in Kansas City because of a hamstring injury, yet the Redskins safety was on the field from start to finish.
Good thing, too. The Redskins might have run out of backup defensive backs.
Swearinger’s extra point brings Redskins camp to an end
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins wrapped up their Richmond training camp Monday with a brief workout that ended when free safety D.J. Swearinger kicked an extra point that barely cleared the crossbar.
Swearinger brings the noise for Redskins defense
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bashaud Breeland intercepts a pass during practice and heads toward the end zone, and free safety D.J. Swearinger runs alongside hooting and hollering as if the play just won the Washington Redskins the Super Bowl.
Earlier, Swearinger made the same celebratory noises when it was him with the pick.
The 25 year old, in his first season with the Redskins, has stamped himself as the team's energy guy.
Upgrading defense is a top offseason priority for Redskins
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Will Compton figured the Washington Redskins' defense wouldn't be a quick fix, and he was right.
The middle linebacker hoped for the best, but the unit ranked 28th in the NFL for the second straight year as its struggles contributed to what coach Jay Gruden called a "barely above average" 8-7-1 season. Slow starts and inconsistent offense hurt Washington down the stretch, but retooling the defense — again — is a top priority.
Injured Redskins TE Jordan Reed to miss game at Cardinals
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed will miss Sunday's game at the Arizona Cardinals with a sprained left shoulder.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced Friday that Reed would sit out. It'll be the third game missed this season by Reed, who leads the Redskins with 59 catches. He has 630 yards receiving and five TDs.
Redskins RB Matt Jones misses practice with knee injury
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones was held out of practice Wednesday with a knee injury.
Coach Jay Gruden says Jones reported soreness while moving laterally and pain when cutting. It's unclear how the injury will affect Jones' availability for the Redskins' game Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals in London.
Redskins LT Trent Williams’ left knee ‘structurally sound’
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says an MRI shows that left tackle Trent Williams' left knee is "structurally OK."
Speaking to reporters Monday, Gruden called the information about his Pro Bowl offensive lineman "good news", but added that Williams will need to be monitored during the week.
Williams left Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Detroit Lions after injuring his knee.
Redskins winning with balanced offense, clutch defense
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins players and coaches say their turnaround from 0-2 to 4-2 is a matter of resilience.
Coach Jay Gruden and cornerback Bashaud Breeland cited a strong response to "adversity," and quarterback Kirk Cousins said no one hit the panic button. But this four-game winning streak isn't just about next man up, taking it one play at a time, never quitting, always believing or any other sports cliché.
Redskins TE Reed ruled out of Eagles game with concussion
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins will be without tight end Jordan Reed for their NFC East showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
The team announced Saturday that Reed was downgraded from questionable to out because of a concussion. Reed reported symptoms Tuesday, was diagnosed with the sixth documented concussion of his pro and college career, and did not practice this week.
Redskins defense gets on roll they hope continues vs. Eagles
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The oft-criticized Washington Redskins defense is finally clicking, and not a moment too soon with another NFC East matchup coming up.
The Redskins allowed just 210 passing yards to Joe Flacco in a 16-10 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, and they haven't given up a second-half touchdown in three consecutive games.
Redskins CB Bashaud Breeland uncertain for Ravens game
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cornerback Bashaud Breeland ramped up his efforts Thursday for a possible return to the lineup after sitting out Washington's 31-20 win over Cleveland with a left ankle injury.
Breeland worked on movement drills as teammates practiced in full going into Sunday's game against Baltimore.
"It's pretty good. A little soreness here and there that I'm trying to work through," Breeland said of the ankle injury suffered Sept. 25 against the Giants. "I feel like I'm ahead of schedule."
Tackling woes, 3rd-down defense problems plaguing Redskins
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Forcing three second-half turnovers helped the Washington Redskins get back to .500 after a 0-2 start and masked a whole host of problems plaguing the defense this season.
Redskins avoid 0-3 start thanks to INTs, Hopkins’ 5th FG
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — All the Washington Redskins needed to avoid a dreaded 0-3 start was a couple of fourth-quarter interceptions by backups and five field goals from a guy who had never made that many in a game.
Dustin Hopkins kicked a 37-yard field goal with 1:51 to play and the defending NFC East champion Redskins got a much-needed 29-27 win over the penalty- and error-prone New York Giants (2-1) on Sunday.
Redskins’ Joe Barry ‘comfortable’ with plan in Steelers loss
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Redskins defensive coordinator Joe Barry says the team "felt comfortable with our plan" to have Bashaud Breeland cover Steelers wideout Antonio Brown more than $75 million cornerback Josh Norman did in Washington's Week 1 loss to Pittsburgh.
Barry offered an explanation of sorts on Thursday, saying "it's hard for the other three or four DBs to get lined up" if one corner is assigned to always cover a particular receiver, no matter where that receiver is lined up.
Roethlisberger throws for 3 TDs as Steelers beat Redskins
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger knew the retired Heath Miller, suspended teammates Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant and the injured Markus Wheaton weren't walking through that door. So he put the Pittsburgh Steelers' young, largely untested offense on his shoulders.
Cousins resting means McCoy, Sudfeld get valuable experience
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Coach Jay Gruden decided Friday to give Kirk Cousins the night off and start Colt McCoy at quarterback in the Washington Redskins' preseason game against the New York Jets.
He waited to tell McCoy until the very last minute.
"I was walking out of the tunnel," McCoy said. "For me, that's the best-case scenario in my role. I've got to be counted on at any point. I thought I handled it all right."