Saints HC Sean Payton announced Thursday that CB Delvin Breaux will remain on their injured reserve for the duration of the 2017 season.
This shouldn’t come as a big surprise, as reports from last week mentioned that Breaux suffered a setback during practice that was going to make it difficult for him to be activated this year.
Breaux’s timeline for return was reportedly 3-6 weeks, so it’s not as though the Saints could have afforded to keep him on their active roster during this time.
Saints actually designated Breaux as one of their two players to return from injured reserve a few weeks ago, which opened a three-week window of time for the team to add him to their active roster. However, the Saints will now lose that designation.
Breaux, 27, wound up signing on with the Saints as an undrafted free agent back in May of 2015. He’s currently in the third year of his three-year, $1.587 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $615,000 for the 2017 season before becoming a restricted free agent in 2018.
The Saints placed Breaux on injured reserve coming out of the preseason.
In 2016, Breaux appeared in six games and recorded 21 tackles, no interceptions and a pass defense for the Saints.