Packers: 3 players they shouldn’t have let go in recent years

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1. Bashaud Breeland, CB

Corey Linsley is the most talented player in this article, but the Packers do have good depth along the offensive line. A position where they’ve had more uncertainty is at cornerback. Bashaud Breeland played well during his brief stay in Green Bay, but the team surprisingly didn’t re-sign him at the end of the 2018 season, a move that is still hard to understand.

According to Spotrac, he signed an affordable one-year, $2 million deal with the Kansas City Chiefs and was re-signed for another year after that. In two seasons with the Chiefs, Breeland started 26 regular-season games, finishing with 17 pass defenses, four interceptions, and one defensive touchdown. He also helped the Chiefs win a Super Bowl.

Think Breeland could’ve helped the Packers in that time?

Instead, they struggled at cornerback outside of All-Pro Jaire Alexander, forcing them to draft Eric Stokes in the first round this year. That’s not to say Breeland would’ve necessarily prevented them from drafting a corner early this spring, but he could’ve helped the secondary over the past couple of seasons.

Breeland signed a one-year deal with the division-rival Minnesota Vikings this offseason. Don’t be surprised if he has another good season, showing why the Packers made a mistake to not re-sign him a couple of years ago.

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