A verbal altercation during practice on Saturday led to the informal exit of Minnesota Vikings cornerback Bashaud Breeland.
Less than an hour after the organization announced it had surprisingly given up on Breeland, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and NFL Network Insider’s Ian Rapoport shed light on the situation.
Pelissero and Rapoport reported that the 29-year-old veteran’s ouster came after he engaged with coaches during training, removed his crampons and engaged in a showdown with several teammates who were attempting to calm the situation.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters earlier today that Breeland was a late addition to the injury report. Zimmer noted that he would be listed as questionable for their Monday night football clash with the Bears over an unrelated injury issue.
Breeland, a key Minnesota high school offseason addition, has started in all 13 games this season and has a total of 55 tackles, two interceptions and five assists defended. The Vikings will now look to Mackensie Alexander and Cameron Dantzler to help them take over.
Washington’s fourth-round pick in 2014, Breeland spent the previous two seasons as a member of the Chiefs, where he was instrumental in the club’s winning campaign at Super Bowl LIV in 2019. He missed the first four. games the following season after violating the NFL’s drug addiction policy.