Upon speaking with the media on Wednesday afternoon, New Orleans Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux revealed some very positive news. Breaux said he “feels 115 percent” coming off his fibula injury in Week 1’s game against the Oakland Raiders. Ultimately, he’s leaving the decision to play up to the coaching staff.
.@BreauxShow24 says he "feels 115%" but knows it's the coaches' decision on when he will play #Saints pic.twitter.com/1Umhsc1gKY— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) November 2, 2016
It’d be a great shot in the arm for Dennis Allen’s squad, who has statistically been getting better over the past few weeks. Breaux was expected to be a huge chunk of the team’s secondary this season, but unfortunately his Week 1 injury sustained on special teams sidelined him for almost the first half of the season.
The Saints have got by with picking up players like Sterling Moore and B.W. Webb, but they’ve become so thin from what was thought to be one of their strongest depth positions heading into the season. The team has lost the likes of Kyle Wilson, Jimmy Pruitt, Keenan Lewis, Damian Swann, and P.J. Williams since the beginning of training camp.
As Sean Payton would typically say on whether a player plays or not, we’ll see. However, it looks positive that Breaux could return against the San Francisco 49ers this week.