By Zach Kruse
It’s been a waiting game, first with teaching a new defense and now working through an injury, but the Green Bay Packers and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine are excited about what they have in cornerback Bashaud Breeland.
The fifth-year cornerback signed with the Packers Sept. 26. Breeland has yet to make his debut due to a hamstring issue, but Pettine knows the Packers were fortunate to get a productive, talented cornerback four weeks into the season.
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“We got an experienced guy that’s made plays in the league over a long period of time. His tape is impressive,” Pettine said. “We were very pleased that the circumstances played out and he fell to us.”
A sought-after free agent, Breeland originally signed a three-year deal with the Carolina Panthers in March, but the deal voided after a previous foot issue re-emerged.
The Panthers’ loss could be the Packers’ gain.
The flashes have been there during practice. Although he tweaked his hamstring last week, postponing his potential debut against the Detroit Lions, Breeland has done nothing to change Pettine’s pre-acquisition evaluation of his new...