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Two of the cardinal rules of building a defense are that you can never have enough pass rushers and you can also never have enough quality cornerbacks. To that end, Reggie McKenzie, Jon Gruden and the Raiders will be hosting free-agent cornerback Bashaud Breeland on Sunday and Monday. Breeland also has a scheduled visit with the Chefs on Tuesday.
In March, Breeland signed a big 3-year, $24 million deal with the Carolina Panthers after spending his rookie contract in Washington as an Indigenous Person. But that contract was rendered void when Breeland failed a physical, as detailed here by our own Ryan Lipton.
Unlike many failed physicals, this one had nothing to do with a football injury. Breeland suffered a cut on his foot while on vacation in the Dominican Republic and it became infected. One imagines the sorts of diseases that might be present in the tropical Dominican.

According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky – a longtime Green Bay Packers reporter – former Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland could be visiting the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday.

Cornerback Bashaud Breeland is visiting the Raiders on Sunday and Monday then headed to the Chiefs on Tuesday, a source said. He’s the one who signed a three-year, $24 million deal with the Panthers that was voided after he failed a physical. He’s healthy and ready to go.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) July 21, 2018

Breeland, 26, was drafted by the Redskins out of Clemson in the fourth round (102nd overall) in 2014. He started 58 games for Washington, and never fewer than 14 games a season. He has eight career interceptions.
Breeland was suspended for one game of the 2015 season after an August 2014 arrest for possession of marijuana.

Zack Martin, Byron Jones, Ezekiel Elliott, Taco Charlton, and now Leighton Vander Esch were the last five first-round draft picks by the Dallas Cowboys. All of the players selected between 2014 and 2017 have played big roles for the team. Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch is the next man up on the list to be a key contributor for the Cowboys in year one.
Vander Esch was the 19th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. Even with Derwin James, Tremaine Edmunds, Harold Landry, and Isaiah Wynn still on the board within a few picks of the Cowboys being on the clock, multiple sources said that the Cowboys were selecting Vander Esch no matter who was there. That just proves how much they loved the former Boise State Bronco.
Vander Esch, 21, entered the NFL Draft process as a physical freak with elite athletic traits for his age.

Damn it’s hot. Now, I love the heat. I spend all of autumn, and all of winter, following funeral processions, looking through photographs and reminding myself of what happiness is, and searching for the sun at 7 p.m., wondering where it is, and why are no good government artificially puts it down at an earlier time. BUT HOLY CRAP, it has been like living on Venus this week. It’s hit 100+ here in San Antonio. I can barely even open my eyes when I’m outside. I’m running at 11 p.m. because if not I would die. I’m having to run the air conditioning. I’m waking up at night with the sheets soaking wet it’s a pretty good song maybe you know the rest. I still love it. I really do. But damn, it’s been unreal.

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