Breeland was going to sign a three-year contract worth $24 million.
Bashaud Breeland has failed a physical with the Panthers and won’t be signing with the team, Carolina announced Friday.
“[T]here was a non-football incident that occurred recently,” NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported, adding that it was “supposedly nothing that would hold up a deal.”
The injury is an infected cut in his foot that leaves him “a few months away from being able to pass a physical,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports.
Breeland, a 26-year-old cornerback, was slated to sign a three-year, $24 million contract after four seasons in Washington. The 2014 fourth-round pick was a starter in all four of his years with Washington, intercepting a total of eight passes.
The Panthers had hoped to sign Breeland to fill the spot vacated by Daryl Worley, who was traded to the Eagles for receiver Torrey Smith.