Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux was scheduled to return to the field soon. Unfortunately, a recent setback in practice may make it difficult for him to play this year, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.
The new ailment may require an additional 3-6 weeks of recovery, Rapoport hears. The three week window to activate Breaux starting ticking on October 20, so the Saints would have to carry Breaux as dead weight on the roster for roughly three weeks before even possibly getting him on the field. That’s probably not a worthwhile gamble for New Orleans, so his season is likely over.
Per NFL IR-DTR rules, Breaux could have returned in time for Sunday’s Week 9 matchup against the Buccaneers. Obviously, that is no longer in the cards. It’s a tough setback for Breaux, a third-year pro who has suffered two leg fractures in two years.
Last year, the former CFL standout had a dismal 39.1 mark from Pro Football Focus in his abbreviated six-game campaign. In 2015, however, he had an 85.0 overall score which cast him as a top-15 type of cornerback.
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