Former CFL all-star DB Delvin Breaux returning to Ticats

Defensive back Delvin Breaux signing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats is a done deal, per sources.

Terms have been agreed to on a one-year contract. That can allow Breaux to get back on the field and play then take a run at the NFL in 2019.

The Toronto Argonauts were also in the mix for Breaux’s services.

Breaux had two stellar seasons in Hamilton, including an all-star campaign in 2014, that led to him signing with New Orleans in 2015. He played all 16 games in his first NFL season, bursting on the scene and establishing himself as one of the top cover men in the league. In 2016 he only played in six games as injuries cost him game time. Over 22 NFL games, Breaux has 66 tackles, 2o passes defended and three interceptions.

The 28-year-old was misdiagnosed with a leg contusion during training camp and then it was discovered that Breaux actually had a stress fracture on his fibula – team orthopedists Deryk Jones and Misty Suri were fired as a result – which required surgery and caused Breaux to miss the entire 2017 season. Breaux became a free agent after the New Orleans Saints decided not tender an offer to the restricted free agent. He visited the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots, but no pacts came to pass.

Breaux was an elite boundary corner in the CFL. He adds proven ability and experience to the Ticats secondary.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.