October 16, 2019

Breeland Addresses his Washington Redskins Teammates

Bashaud Breeland addressed his Washington Redskins teammates following his citation for marijuana possession. Breeland ruined an otherwise drama-free camp just twelve hours before the Skins finished up in Richmond.

The Redskins organization has said they are aware of the situation, but would rather not comment. Breeland has had discussions with head coach Jay Gruden and GM Bruce Allen following the citation and has said he will accept the consequences that follow his actions.

I’m happy that Breeland stepped up to the plate and addressed his teammates following his mistake, and I’m equally as happy that his Redskins teammates had some harsh words in response to whatever Breeland told them (those comments have not been made public). The most frustrating aspect of this situation by far is Breeland’s potential. Breeland has enjoyed a solid camp, and should push Tracy Porter for snaps as the slot corner. Breeland also has the potential to become DeAngelo Hall’s long term replacement, but this is not a good start to his career with the Redskins.

The rookie Clemson product is now my new favorite to have his locker in between Ryan Clark and DeAngelo Hall’s. Clearly no matter how impressive his early play has been on the field, Breeland has a lot of growing up to do. Having two veteran leaders who happen to play in the same position as you will only help Breeland’s transition to being a professional.

Breeland will likely avoid suspension, but he will now find himself on the NFL’s radar, and random drug testing  will be in his future. For Breeland and the Redskins’ sake, I hope this is a one time incident that will be long forgotten a few years down the road.

About Justin Byram

Justin Byram is the Washington Redskins Page Editor for District Sports Page. Justin started writing about the Redskins with the Maryland Sports Blog and currently contributes to Hogs Haven, Son of Washington, and Pro Player Insiders. You can email him at JustinByramWriting@yahoo.com and follow him on twitter @Justin_Byram.

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