Breaux (leg) posted Wednesday on his personal Instagram account that he has been cleared for full activities.
Breaux fractured his fibula in training camp and was placed on injured reserve to begin the season, with the team later designating him for return in October. However, the cornerback was unable to progress as quickly as hoped, ultimately prompting the Saints to shut him down for good once his three-week evaluation window closed. It sounds like Breaux is approaching full health and should face no limitations heading into the 2018 campaign, but the 28-year-old, who has made 22 career starts for the Saints, will likely have to settle for a reserve role if he's re-signed in the offseason after rookie Marshon Lattimore and second-year corner Ken Crawley performed at high levels in 2017.
Saints head coach Sean Payton said Thursday that Breaux (leg) suffered a setback in practice last week that will keep him on injured reserve for the rest of the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Saints had earmarked a spot for Breaux as one of their two players designated to return from IR, but with Payton indicating that the cornerback's setback with his fractured left fibula would keep him off the field for an additional 3-to-6 weeks, it was easy decision for New Orleans to shut down the 28-year-old for good. With young corners Marshon Lattimore, Ken Crawley and P.J. Williams all playing well and helping stage a dramatic turnaround for a New Orleans secondary that has struggled in recent seasons, Breaux's absence hasn't been felt nearly as much as the Saints may have anticipated heading into 2017.
Breaux (leg) suffered a setback in practice and may not return from injured reserve, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Breaux has been eligible to practice the last couple weeks and could have potentially been designated to return for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. The severity of the situation is not known at this point, but the 27-year-old is now in danger of missing the rest of the season.
Breaux is eligible to practice at this point and was seen taking part in the stretching and conditioning portion of Friday's session. The 27-year-old could potentially return to game action against the Buccaneers in Week 9, but he still has to prove himself in practice before there are serious considerations of a return to the field.
Breaux (leg) expects to return to practice this week, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
Breaux could be back at practice this week under the return designation and indicated he feels good enough to potentially come off injured reserve when eligible following Week 8. The Saints likely have ideas of their own on when the 27-year-old will return to action, but his recovery following August surgery on a broken fibula seems to be progressing nicely thus far.
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