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.

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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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31 Comments on Former CFL all-star DB Delvin Breaux returning to Ticats

  1. Jim Bentley // June 18, 2018 at 1:41 pm //

    This is fantastic news, a top quality player and a top quality person. It will be awesome to see him back in a TiCat uniform!

  2. Is he healthy now ? If so, this is a great addition for the Cats secondary where they need it most

  3. This is great news!

  4. Stephen Yanover // June 18, 2018 at 1:47 pm //

    Fantastic news. One of my favourites.

  5. Holy cow. Wow

  6. Wow, very surprised he’s back. Awesome signing.

  7. Best news of the day by far!

  8. BobLobLaw // June 18, 2018 at 1:52 pm //

    Suck me sideways

  9. BigRedMachine // June 18, 2018 at 1:54 pm //

    Surprized he is back. Certainly glad we already played the Ti-Cats once this season since he will be an instant improvement…

  10. Ron Tuthill // June 18, 2018 at 1:57 pm //

    This is great news as it will really strengthen the secondary. Now if we could only get Erik Harris back to fill in at SAM then the defence would be whole again.

    • Unfortunately Harris is doing a great job with the Raiders and not likely to be free any time in the near future – unless he gets beat out at training camp. From what I’ve read that’s not likely.

      Absolutely fantastic new to have Breax back in the fold. Hope that he can remain healthy and soon be back to “CFL form”.

  11. Wow. Hope he’s fully healed

  12. Bomber Fan In The Stands // June 18, 2018 at 2:13 pm //

    If this a done deal, huge signing for the Cats!

  13. RicoBeBlue&Gold // June 18, 2018 at 2:16 pm //

    Glad he’s back in the CFL. Hope he has healed up. That was a bit of a SNAFU over there.

  14. This makes me very happy. Not only a great player but he has great character as well.

  15. No one’s going to be throwing to his side of the field this year

  16. Saynotoapathy // June 18, 2018 at 3:17 pm //

    Bring on the Grey Cup ……. well that may be a bit premature but a fantastic signing nonetheless

  17. rockfish // June 18, 2018 at 3:31 pm //

    WOW! Didn’t see this one coming. Fantastic news, if he’s healthy!!!

  18. Great all we need is Orlando on the side line’s in full control

  19. RalphInTheCreek // June 18, 2018 at 6:29 pm //

    The signing is great news, the one year contract a bummer.

  20. AWESOME news!!! Welcome back Delvin!!!

  21. Wow
    Missed coverages against Stamps. This chap will help.For those who take stupid penalties
    Fine em and donate to great cause. Seen it last year nothing done to perpetrators.Coaches have to wisen up. Hope it not against players assoc.policies.

  22. Jim Harvie // June 18, 2018 at 9:25 pm //

    Fantastic news! A great guy who makes the team better right away

  23. Ron Tuthill // June 18, 2018 at 9:49 pm //

    Dunn- a very good point you made. If QB’s stay away from his side of the field it will give more chances for the backs on the other side to make interceptions.

  24. Al Romaker // June 18, 2018 at 11:55 pm //

    Hope he stays for more than 1 year!

  25. john gatti // June 19, 2018 at 12:03 am //

    When you can’t win and your team stinks……try buying a team. Ti Cats acting like the Leafs of old.

  26. Welcome back Mr. Breaux. Please feel free to take back your “boundary” position that was never competently filled after you left.

  27. RalphInTheCreek // June 19, 2018 at 6:58 am //

    I guess the one year is good for both parties, we get to see if Devlin injuries are behind him, he get to be available for possible NFL openings.

  28. Tiger man // June 19, 2018 at 7:51 am //

    Delvin was one of the few players to leave Hamilton in the last few years and has since been almost a constant subject of conversation regarding a possible return.

    Eric Harris is another name still being discussed that way.

    Woouldn’t it be great if he came back to the Hammer too.

  29. Tiger man // June 19, 2018 at 7:54 am //

    Stories like this is what makes me chuckle when I read about fans who criticize management for “not doing enough”.

    We have no idea what is going on behind the scenes.

    We complain out of ignorance.

  30. I am excited about this signing but also slightly concerned – the rules have changed since he left and hopefully he can still be as effective- he had a very physical style.

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