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Cardinals Reportedly Get Tough News On Veteran Signing

A closeup of an Arizona Cardinals helmet.

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 11: An Arizona Cardinals helmet sits on the sidelines during the second half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

The Arizona Cardinals were expected to sign veteran cornerback Bashaud Breeland on Monday. However, the deal wasn't finalized due to a positive test.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero provided a breakdown of Breeland's visit with Arizona. It puts into perspective just how challenging this season can be due to COVID-19.

"The Cardinals flew in veteran CB Bashaud Breeland to sign with them Monday – but he tested positive for COVID-19 when he arrived, per source. Sounds like they’ll still sign Breeland once he’s cleared. Just another example of how COVID is affecting the NFL down the stretch," Pelissero said. 

Breeland, 29, appeared in 13 games for the Vikings this season. In those games he had 63 total tackles, five passes defended, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.

The Cardinals could still sign Breeland to a contract before the regular season comes to an end. They'll just probably wait until he clears the league's health and safety protocols.

Pelissero added that Arizona isn't the only team that took a long look at Breeland. According to Pelissero, a "handful of playoff teams" wanted to sign Breeland after he was released by the Vikings.

As long as Breeland can clear the NFL's protocols, he should find a new home before the playoffs begin.