Cats officially release Breaux

No real surprise here. Thanks #27 and good luck in the future in the NFL.....Hopefully as a Saint !!! :cowboy: 8)

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Drew Edwards ?@scratchingpost 2h2 hours ago
As reported by @AdamSchefter, former #Ticats DB @BreauxShow24 has signed with the New Orleans Saints. He’s going home. #CFL

Sad to see Breaux go, but it was the CFL that gave him a leg up to the no fun league. But I guess the extra cash will help him have more fun in the NFL. :cowboy:

With what he's gone through with his injuries it would be a great story if he has success with the Saints in his home state. Good luck to him.

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Delvin Breaux, a standout cornerback in the CFL who worked out for 13 NFL teams, has reached an agreement with his hometown New Orleans Saints, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Breaux, 25, was highly recruited out of New Orleans' McDonogh 35 Senior High School but suffered three broken vertebrae in his back and a partially blocked artery while covering a kick in high school in 2006. Breaux has said in the past that a doctor who treated him told him he should have died on the field.

Breaux lost his opportunity to play in college, but he was discovered by the CFL after a long recovery while playing arena football for the New Orleans Voodoo of the Arena Football League.

At 6-foot-1 and 196 pounds, Breaux is known for his physicality and cover skills. Breaux finished with 33 tackles, five pass breakups, and three forced fumbles for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last season. He also notched his first career interception, which he returned 27 yards for a score. He reportedly runs the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds.

Breaux worked out for the Saints on Friday, and the Tiger-Cats agreed to let him out of his contract so he didn't have to wait until Feb. 10 to sign with a NFL team.

The Saints have shown a willingness to take a chance on CFL prospects in the past. Marcus Ball made the roster last year as a part-time safety and special teamer. And defensive tackle Tom Johnson was a heavy part of New Orleans' defensive rotation for three years before joining the Minnesota Vikings last season.

It's probably a long shot to expect Breaux to step in right away and compete for a starting job. But the Saints' cornerback position is a bit of a free-for-all right now behind No. 1 corner Keenan Lewis.

The Saints went through three different No. 2 cornerbacks last year (Patrick Robinson, Corey White and Terrence Frederick) while struggling mightily in the secondary throughout the season. Second-round draft pick Stanley Jean-Baptiste barely saw the field, but coaches described him as more of a long-term developmental project and still hope for better things to come.

YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry to see Breaux go......but over the moon about him signing with my Saints :smiley: and he won't even have to change colours because he will still be wearing the Black "n" Gold :rockin: LOVE IT !!!!

Good luck to the young man no question. :thup:

Concur with others - Breaux will be greatly missed but I wish him well. Guess I just became a "Saint's" fan!

Good luck Delvin!

What a great story for him, getting to sign with his home town team. Going to miss him for sure, but happy for him as well.

Breaux will be difficult to replace. I wish him a good future with the Saints.

I'm sure he would be welcomed back to Hamilton with open arms if things don't work out in New Orleans.

For Delvin's sake, I hope things do work out.

AND after all the other NFL teams that he tried out for pass on him. i highly doubt he'll ever be back in the CFL.