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Saints’ Delvin Breaux to remain on injured reserve, Sean Payton says

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Delvin Breaux won’t suit up for the Saints in 2017.

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Delvin Breaux‘s season is over, according to New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton on his Thursday morning teleconference with the media. He’s going to remain on injured reserve.

Word broke last week that Breaux suffered a setback in his return, and that he wouldn’t be available for Week 9 against the Buccaneers. Furthermore, his injury was said to be one that was going to take another 3-6 weeks to fully heal. The Saints had to activate Breaux this week or keep him on injured reserve because of the NFL rules.

With the way Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley have been playing, it might be for the best. P.J. Williams finally saw more action on Sunday, primarily playing in the slot due to Kenny Vaccaro being out. De’Vante Harris plays more special teams, and like Willie Snead, Breaux would have been eased into the lineup.

Breaux is a one of the many restricted free agents in 2018 for New Orleans, and should likely return. Of course, it’s hard to overlook that Breaux has only played in six games since 2015. The Saints lose one of their designations to return on injured reserve, but at this point it would likely be just Zach Strief coming back.