The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and defensive back Delvin Breaux have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension.
Breaux played 14 games in 2018 for the Ticats making 24 tackles, forcing two fumbles and scoring one touchdown while earning CFL all-star honours after coming back from the NFL. Hamilton made Breaux the highest paid defensive back in the CFL last year and he’ll keep that title on the new pact.
The 29-year-old 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 due to injury.
Then in 2017, Breaux was misdiagnosed with a leg contusion during training camp and it was later discovered that Breaux actually had a stress fracture on his fibula – team orthopedists Deryk Jones and Misty Suri were fired as a result. The 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 did not sign a contract.
Breaux is an elite boundary corner in the CFL and was one of the Tantalizing 12 Free Agents we outlined in our free agency preview podcast. He is the second big defensive piece the Ticats have re-signed on Monday, joining linebacker Simoni Lawrence.