The New Orleans Saints are looking to trade cornerback Delvin Breaux, with The Advocate’s Nick Underhill reporting the team is frustrated with his injury history. Underhill is reporting there is already some interest around the league.
The Saints signed Breaux after he spent some time in the Arena Football League and then the Canadian Football League. In his first season with the Saints, 2015, he had three interceptions and 19 passes in 16 appearances (15 starts). However, injuries piled up in year two, including a leg contusion, a broken fibula, and a shoulder sprain. He played in six games last season.
When Breaux was first available in early 2015, the San Francisco 49ers were among the teams that brought him in for a visit. There were at least 18 teams who talked to him in some form or fashion, as he was one of the hot CFL free agents that comes along every so often.
The 49ers currently have Rashard Robinson and Dontae Johnson as their starting cornerbacks, with Keith Reaser and Ahkello Witherspoon looking to push Johnson. The 49ers did not play Johnson on Friday due to a concussion. The 49ers signed K’Waun Williams to compete with Will Redmond for the nickel back role, and Will Davis to provide some veteran competition outside. I suspect Dontae Johnson will remain the front-runner opposite Robinson, but maybe the 49ers make a call to the Saints to add some more competition.