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GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers’ search for cornerbacks has drawn them to former New Orleans Saints veteran Delvin Breaux.
According to several New Orleans news sources, Breaux has a visit planned with the Packers. He reportedly has already visited the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers.
The 6-1, 210-pound Breaux got to the NFL the hard way. Because of an injury he suffered in high school, he never played college football and before landing with the Saints in 2015, he played in a semi-pro league, the Arena League and the Canadian Football League.
Due to injuries in the Saints' secondary, he started 16 games in 2015 and was often forced to cover the other team’s top receiver. He finished with 45 tackles and three interceptions.
The following year, he started six games but was sidelined the rest of the season with leg and shoulder injuries. In training camp last year, he was bothered by a leg injury and there was a concern within the Saints organization that he was milking the injury.
But after Breaux sought a second opinion, he was found to have a fractured fibula. The Saints wound up firing two members of their medical staff after the injury was discovered.
Breaux did not play at all in 2017.
The Saints have depth at cornerback and decided not to make a restricted free-agent tender to Breaux, thus making him a free agent. The 28-year-old Breaux would not count against the Packers in the compensatory-pick equation.
Coming out of high school, Breaux was supposed to play at LSU, but he suffered three fractured vertebrae in a high school game and was never cleared to play for the Tigers. He returned to the game in 2012 playing for a semi-pro team in Louisiana.
The Packers signed veteran Tramon Williams on Friday but are still looking for help in their secondary. They have shown interest in re-signing free agent Davon House.