The Minnesota Vikings shockingly waived starting cornerback Bashaud Breeland on Saturday afternoon.
The move comes following Breeland’s involvement in a verbal altercation with coaches and teammates during practice, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network:
According to ESPN’s Courtney Cornin, the situation started in a defensive meeting room as the cornerback and a coach were watching film. Later in practice, Breeland went on the field with the defensive starters but was told to come out of the lineup. After waiting on the sidelines, the cornerback went back to the locker room to change his cleats. Upon his return to the field, a verbal altercation ensued between the cornerback, several teammates and coaches.
The team’s general manager Rick Spielman had to step in to deescalate the situation. Breeland was then waived after a meeting with the Vikings GM in his office.
The 29-year-old appeared in 13 games with the Vikings, after signing a one-year, $3 million deal as a free agent during the offseason.
Breeland tweeted this out following his release:
The Minnesota Vikings will travel to Chicago to take on the Bears on Monday Night Football.