Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland is not sure when he will get back from a hamstring pull he suffered near the end of the Redskins’ win over the Bucs a week ago Sunday.
“It's getting better daily,” he said. “I can't tell you how much time I'll be missing, when I'm going to be 100 percent, I don't have those answers. I'm just trying to working to just try to get better as fast as possible.”
Breeland sustained the injury in the fourth quarter as he successfully chased down Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin, preventing him from scoring what would have been a clinching touchdown. The Redskins had a bye last week but while many of his teammates went home for a few days, Breeland stayed here to work out and get treatment on the hamstring.
The Redskins could be in a lot of trouble if Breeland can’t play on Sunday against the undefeated Patriots. The top two corners, Chris Culliver and DeAngelo Hall, have been out for a month with knee and toe injuries, respectively. Neither is a sure bet to play on Sunday. If Breeland is out, the Redskins would be left trying to stop Tom Brady with Will Blackmon and either Deshazor Everett or Quinton Dunbar, both undrafted rookies, as their starting cornerbacks.
Still, Breeland knows that no matter how badly he may be needed the injury won’t heal any faster because of that.
“I don't feel pressure at all,” he said. “I want to be out there to help the team win. At the same time, I want to be healthy for my career. Other than that, no pressure.”
The Redskins held a short practice today and Breeland was seen working off to the side. Coach Jay Gruden did not update the media on practice participation today so we will have to wait until Wednesday to get a better feel for Breeland’s status.