Former Saints CB Delvin Breaux Heads Back To CFL, Signs With Former Team
Former New Orleans Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux will be playing with his former football team, but it'll be 1,250 miles north of NOLA.
Breaux is heading back to the Canadian Football League, signing a one-year contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, according to multiple reports.
Breaux played with Hamilton prior to signing with the Saints.
His hope is to play one season in the CFL before returning to the NFL.
Breaux, a New Orleans native, broke his neck during a football game in high school at McDonough 35, fracturing the C4, C5 and C6 vertebrae.
LSU honored the football scholarship they offered Breaux prior to his neck injury. He arrived at LSU and served for a time as a player-coach, but was never medically cleared to play.
He broke into football with the developmental Louisiana Bayou Vipers before breaking into the CFL in 2013.
In 2014, he was a CFL All-Star, then signed with his hometown Saints in 2015.
He played well in 2015, and returned in 2016 as the Saints lead cornerback, but never played much again.
In 2016, he broke his fibula in week 1. He returned later in the season but then suffered a shoulder injury and was placed on IR.
Last year, Breaux never saw the field in New Orleans due to another broken fibula he suffered during the preseason.
Saints reporter Nick Underhill of The Advocate cited sources who claim Breaux had trouble passing a physical with several NFL teams.