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Saints’ Delvin Breaux suffers setback in return and won’t play in Week 9, report says

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Delvin Breaux’s 2017 may not happen, according to a report.

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The New Orleans Saints may or may not have cornerback Delvin Breaux in 2017 from the sounds of it. The Advocate’s Nick Underhill initially reported on Saturday afternoon that the third-year cornerback won’t be making his return against the Buccaneers in Week 9. But then, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said that Breaux suffered a setback in practice, and has an injury that could take 3-6 weeks to heal.

The team has a big decision to make on Breaux, who had a broken fibula to start the season, as they have until next week to activate him to the 53-man roster after he started practicing two weeks ago. He was missing from practice on Friday.

It’s a good thing for New Orleans that they have some depth this season. Look for Ken Crawley to remain the starter opposite of Marshon Lattimore, and if things get bad with their depth of P.J. Williams, De’Vante Harris, and Justin Hardee, a quick phone call could see Sterling Moore return down the line.

Still, the fact remains that Breaux hasn’t played since Week 13 of 2016.