With the playoffs approaching, the Cardinals finally added veteran cornerback Bashaud Breeland to the practice squad Tuesday, a move that gives them some secondary experience after injuries wrecked the depth chart.
Not only did Breeland signed, but the Cardinals were also able to activate all four players who had been on the Covid list: linebacker Markus Golden, tackle D.J. Humphries, linebacker Devon Kennard and cornerback Breon Borders.
The Cardinals did put two new players on the Covid list on Tuesday: linebacker Tanner Vallejo and defensive lineman Zach Kerr.
Breeland, 29, was a fourth-round pick of Washington in 2014 and started 13 games for the Vikings this season, compiling two interceptions and five pass breakups. He was released last month after an altercation with coaches and teammates.
With the NFL rules changing in the playoffs for unlimited practice squad elevations for any one player, Breeland can be brought up to the game day actives every week if needed -- assuming he isn't eventually signed to the 53-man roster.
The Cardinals currently don't have two of their top three cornerbacks: Robert Alford (IR for a pectoral injury) and Marco Wilson (shoulder). Kevin Peterson and Antonio Hamilton have been the fill-ins.
Breeland was reportedly going to sign before the Cowboys game, but tested positive for Covid and had to wait before officially joining the team.
To make room for Breeland, the Cardinals released linebacker Isaiah Johnson from the practice squad.