Bashaud Breeland reportedly fails physical, won’t be signing with the Panthers

We can add yet another high-end defensive player back on to the NFL free agent market. After agreeing to a three-year, $24 million deal to sign with the Carolina Panthers, Bashaud Breeland failed his physical and will not be signing with the team.

According to NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo, the injury is of the non-football variety and wasn’t initially expected to hold up the deal.

This is significant in that Carolina previously traded away starting corner Daryl Worley to the Philadelphia Eagles for Torrey Smith. With most of the top-end free agents at this position already being accounted for, the team must now enter a watered-down market for another corner.

As it relates to Breeland, he joins former Washington wide receiver Ryan Grant in failing a physical. It’s not yet known how this will impact the type of contract he receives on the open market.