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Saints expect Delvin Breaux back this season

Oakland Raiders running back Taiwan Jones (22) carries against New Orleans Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux (40) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) AP

The Saints lost cornerback Delvin Breaux to a broken fibula in their Week One loss to the Raiders, but they don’t expect to play the rest of the season without him.

Coach Sean Payton said on Monday that Breaux has already had surgery on the injury and is looking at a six-week recovery timeline.

“He had the procedure done this morning,” Payton said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “He’ll be able to make a full recovery and be back with us this season and play.”

The Saints will likely be carrying Breaux on the active roster because they’ve already placed first-round defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins on injured reserve with a broken fibula of his own. Rankins is also expected back and the Saints can only designate one player to return to the active roster.

That may mean some roster shuffling as the Saints are inexperienced at corner outside of reserve Sterling Moore. They do have six running backs on the roster at present, including Sunday’s healthy scratch C.J. Spiller.

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3 Responses to “Saints expect Delvin Breaux back this season”
  1. whodatintx says: Sep 12, 2016 2:54 PM

    Get well soon Delvin! It was painfully obvious how much this team needs you! Rookie corners are not going to cut it. Offense was spectacular yesterday. Something has to be done with the defense. Geaux Saints!

  2. gridironmike says: Sep 12, 2016 2:59 PM

    Breaux is one of the very best cover corners in the league, and this season was supposed to be his coming out party. His absence causes all kinds of problems for the Saints. Get well, Chip. This team will need you down the stretch.

  3. doubleogator says: Sep 12, 2016 5:30 PM

    hard luck, Love his tenacity…as far as Spiller it would be nice for fans to know why he’s a healthy scratch on opening day…

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