Former GDFL Star out for Six Weeks

by John DeShazier/Saints Media

NFL CAREER – A New Orleans native who suffered a serious neck injury as a high school senior that did not allow him to play college football, the persistent Breaux took a route through the Gridiron Developmental Football League, the Arena Football League and the CFL, ultimately parlaying that success into a free agent contract with New Orleans. After securing a roster spot in training camp, he started all 16 games and finished with 49 tackles (38 solo), a team-high three interceptions and 23 passes defensed, and a fumble recovery. Breaux was voted by his teammates as the club’s 2015 Ed Block Courage Award winner, which is given annually to a player from each National Football League team who has persevered through adversity.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by Saints to a three-year contract, 1/27/15.

HONORS 2015: Ed Block Courage Award (Saints winner).

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Starting cornerback was hurt in Sunday's game

The New Orleans Saints’ young secondary received a significant blow Sunday, when cornerbackDelvin Breaux fractured his fibula in the team’s 35-34 loss to Oakland in the season opener in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

“He had a procedure done this morning,” Coach Sean Payton said Monday. “He’ll be able to make a full recovery and be back with us this season and play.”

Payton said recovery time for Breaux will be six weeks.

Breaux, a 16-game starter last year in his first season with the Saints, led the team with three interceptions and 23 pass breakups in 2015. He emerged as the team’s top cornerback and entered this season as one of its defensive cornerstones.(more)