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Former Saints DB Delvin Breaux Signs with Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Delvin Breaux is on his way back to Canada.

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Former New Orleans Saints standout cornerback has signed once again in the Canadian Football League. Breaux joins his former team, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Justin Dunk CFL writer reports.

The Toronto Argonauts were also another team in the mix for Breaux. He spent two seasons with the Tiger-Cats, one in which he had an all-star year leading him to sign with the New Orleans Saints in 2015. His 2015 season with the Saints surprised the league, being one of the best man coverage corners in the whole league coming away with three interceptions and 19 passes defended, appearing in all 16 games.

In 2016, Breaux only appeared in 6 games with one pass breakup and 21 tackles. The Saints training staff misdiagnosed him with a leg contusion during training camp last season, which was discovered later that Breaux actually had a stress fracture on his fibula. The Saints fired the two medical staff personnel who made the diagnosis, but both remained on the medical staff for the New Orleans Pelicans.

This offseason, the Saints did not tender the restricted free agent Delvin Breaux, causing him to be a unrestricted free agent. He visited with the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos, but didn’t get any offers. Given his age and medical history, teams were weary of signing him. His spine injury he suffered in high school still concerned many NFL teams,as he had trouble getting his spine medically cleared by other NFL teams according to New Orleans Saints beat writer Nick Underhill. Breaux will bring his elite man coverage abilities back to the Tiger-Cats this CFL season, if he can remain healthy.