Cornerback Delvin Breaux has re-joined the Hamtilon Tiger-Cats after spending the 2015 and 2016 seasons with the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints.
Delvin Breaux’s signing
Breaux was a Tiger-Cat for two seasons (2013 and 2014) where he established himself as one of the top defenders in the league en route to a CFL all-star nod in 2014. Breaux then signed with the Saints, becoming one of their top defensive backs before injuries piled up. Most notably, Breaux was misdiagnosed during training camp prior to the 2017 season. The star cornerback was initially diagnosed with a leg contusion by Saints’ doctors, but it was later revealed that Breaux rather had a fractured fibula. Two members of the New Orleans Saints’ medical staff were fired as a result of the misdiagnosis.
It has already been reported by 3DownNation’s Justin Dunk that Breaux’s deal is a one-year contract worth just under $200,000. The contract makes Breaux the highest-paid defensive back in the CFL and puts his salary in the ballpark of teammate Johnny Manziel’s.
What Delvin Breaux’s addition means
Now a member of the Ti-Cats again, Breaux will immediately improve a mediocre Hamilton secondary. Breaux will likely suit up at the boundary cornerback position, one that he occupied during his two-year tenure in Hamilton.
The 6’1 210-pound cornerback brings size and physicality to the Ti-Cats’ secondary, as well as experience to a starting group that lacks such. Breaux is excellent in press-coverage, which often disrupts the timing between a quarterback and his receiver.
Breaux is a highly-respected player in the CFL, just ask Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Duron Carter, who in an interview with Kirk Penton referred to Breaux as the best corner in the league.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats square off in Edmonton against the Eskimos on Friday night; it is still unclear whether Breaux will be suiting up before then.
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