No real surprise here. Thanks #27 and good luck in the future in the NFL.....Hopefully as a Saint !!! :cowboy: 8)[url=http://www.cfl.ca/article/ticats-release-all-star-db-breaux]http://www.cfl.ca/article/ticats-releas ... -db-breaux[/url]
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.[url=http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/12221894/new-orleans-saints-agree-deal-cfl-standout-cb-delvin-breaux]http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/12221 ... vin-breaux[/url]
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 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.