CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers plan to sign Washington Redskins free agent cornerback Bashaud Breeland on Wednesday, a league source confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday.

NFL Network, which first reported the news, said the deal is for three years and $24 million, with $11 million in guarantees.

Breeland played college football at Clemson about three hours from Carolina’s Bank of America Stadium and grew up about three and a half hours away in Allendale, South Carolina.

He will contend for the starting job opposite James Bradberry that became available when the Panthers traded Daryl Worley to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for wide receiver Torrey Smith.

Breeland, 26, has been a starter from the time he joined Washington as a fourth-round pick in 2014. He stood out in a Monday night win at Dallas in his rookie season, successfully defending receiver Dez Bryant in pivotal situations.

He was Washington’s best corner in his second season, but the Redskins made a big splash the following offseason by making free agent Josh Norman the highest-paid corner. Breeland had an inconsistent 2016, sometimes struggling to keep his emotions in check.

Breeland, who has eight career interceptions, rebounded with a strong season in 2017, starting on the right side. He also averaged 20.8 yards on 10 kickoffs.

He occasionally played in the slot in his four seasons with Washington.

ESPN’s John Keim contributed to this report.