Breaux signed a one-year contract Monday to play for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL, Justin Dunk of 3DownNation.com reports.
Breaux will return to where his professional football career started after playing in just six games over the last two season in New Orleans. The defensive back had two great seasons with the Tiger-Cats, and he will now look to return to form after a fractured fibula ended his 2017 NFL campaign before it even started.
Breaux will become an unrestricted free agent Wednesday at the start of the league year, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
The Saints could've used a tender to re-sign Breaux as a restricted free agent, but they'll instead let him walk after he missed 10 games in 2016 and the entire season in 2017. He spent two years in the CFL after going undrafted in 2012, eventually landing with the Saints in 2015 for a shocking breakout season that included 15 starts and three interceptions in 16 games. The 28-year-old Breaux may need to battle for a roster spot wherever he ends up signing.
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.
The Saints moved Breaux (leg) to the Injured Reserve-Designated to Return list Friday, Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate reports.
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.
Breaux (leg) was officially placed on the Saints' injured reserve-return list Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Breaux's injury timeline made him a strong candidate to be placed on this list. He suffered a fractured tibia and is still expected to be sidelined at least another month. The 27-year-old will be eligible to return for the Saints' Week 10 matchup against the Bills.
Head coach Sean Payton said Breaux's (leg) injury timeline would make him a fit for the IR-Designated to Return list, Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune reports.
Breaux, who has a fractured fibula, is expected to be sidelined for at least another month -- which is a blow to a Saints secondary that allowed a league-worst 273.8 passing yards per game in 2016. He isn't eligible for the Physically Unable to Perform list because a player would have to be on that list from the start of training camp in order for it to carry over into the regular season. If he's indeed placed on IR and then marked as designated for return, Breaux will first be eligible to play in Week 10 against the Bills on Nov. 12.
Breaux (leg) is expected to miss six weeks.
Recent reports suggested that Breaux would be sidelined anywhere from 4-6 weeks following his surgery, but it seems that six weeks is a more accurate depiction of his timeline. With that being said, it's unlikely he'll be 100 percent for the season opener, but Breaux could be back in time for Week 2 assuming he avoids any setbacks.
Breaux will be sidelined 4-6 weeks after X-rays revealed a fractured fibula that will require surgery, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
Breaux was originally thought to have sustained a bruised leg, but additional testing revealed a more serious injury after he struggled with his recovery. It appears Breaux will likely miss the first couple weeks of the regular season given his timetable of 4-6 weeks, which could result in an increased role for first-rounder Marshon Lattimore, who was unable to play in the Saints' first preseason game due to a tweaked knee.
Breaux (leg) underwent X-rays on Monday that revealed a more serious injury than a bruise, Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com reports.
Breaux has missed the majority of training camp with what was originally thought to be a simple bruise, a theory that was dispelled by subsequent testing. Although the specifics of the actual injury aren't clear, the cornerback donned a walking boot and crutches Monday -- and has worn a sleeve on his left leg in recent practices -- so it appears to be an issue with his lower left leg. Fortunately, Breaux isn't expected to be out for an extended period.
Breaux (leg) worked individually at Saints' practice on Friday, Joel A. Erickson of The Advocate reports.
Breaux has been sidelined since suffering a leg contusion earlier in the week, with Ken Crawley seeing the majority of snaps in his place. The third-year corner is competing to be a Week 1 starter, so the quicker he can return to team activities, the better his chances.
Breaux missed Monday's practice due to a leg contusion, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
Ken Crawley took the majority of the snaps while Breaux was sidelined. The third-year corner still projects to be a Week 1 starter for the Saints, and there isn't any serious concern for his health at this time.
Breaux didn't participate in Monday's practice due to an undisclosed reason, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Coach Sean Payton declined to go into detail regarding Breaux's absence, with Ken Crawley took the majority of the snaps in place of the third-year cornerback. There doesn't appear to be any serious concern here, and Breaux still projects to be a Week 1 starter for the Saints.
Breaux (shoulder) has been fully healthy since January or February, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
Breaux was limited to six games in 2016 due to a broken fibula and a season-ending shoulder injury. However, he's been a full participant in offseason practices and appears ready to open training camp as the Saints' top corner.
Breaux (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports.
Breaux was only able to play in six games this season due to a broken fibula and now a shoulder problem. He recorded 21 tackles and one pass deflection when available. Expect B.W. Webb and Ken Crawley to see more snaps in his absence.
Breaux (shoulder) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Buccaneers.
A shoulder injury will keep Breaux on the sidelines for a second consecutive game Saturday. B.W. Webb got the bulk of the playing time in Breaux's absence in Week 15 and Ken Crawley also saw over 20 snaps.
Breaux (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Cardinals.
Breaux injured his shoulder in Week 14's loss to the Buccaneers. While the severity of the issue was unknown at the time, it is serious enough to keep him sidelined in Week 15. B.W. Webb will presumably fill in at cornerback, while Ken Crawley and De'Vante Harris should see slightly increased roles providing depth at the position.
Breaux suffered a shoulder injury during Sunday's game at Tampa Bay, Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Breaux logged exactly half (33 of 66) of the Saints' defensive snaps Sunday, resulting in three solo tackles, including a tackle for loss. If the range of motion on the afflicted shoulder is hindered moving forward, B.W. Webb is the logical candidate to fill in as one of the team's starting cornerbacks.
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