According to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis, the Denver Broncos are bringing in veteran cornerback Delvin Breaux in for a visit/physical. If he passes his physical, the Broncos intend to sign the veteran cornerback.
Tramaine Brock may already be getting competition as No. 3 CB. DEN bringing in ex-Saints CB Devin Breaux for visit/physical, per sources. DEN likely sign him if he passes. Breaux had nice 2015, 3 INTs, but suffered broken fibula each of past 2 yrs and non-tendered FA. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 15, 2018
The Broncos already added veteran Tramaine Brock earlier today on a one-year deal, and now they may add Breaux into the mix. Expect the competition for the number three cornerback job to be stiff this upcoming offseason.
Delvin Breaux is coming off a lost season in 2017 where he suffered a broken fibula in Training Camp and suffered a setback that sidelined him for the entire season. He broke the same bone in 2016 that made him only play six games that year. However, when he has played, he has played well.
He broke out in 2015 his rookie year and was playing at a Pro Bowl level that year. He was given an 85.0 overall grade which ranked 9th best in the NFL among cornerbacks that year according to Pro Football Focus.
Breaux burst onto the scene as a rookie in 2015 when he played 956 snaps and ranked ninth among cornerbacks with an overall PFF grade of 85.0. He only logged 296 snaps in 2016 after suffering a broken fibula and then injuring his shoulder after he returned to action.
He has just played 22 games in three years, but during that span, he has totaled 66 tackles, 20 pass deflections, and 3 interceptions. So he’s a talented player who is only 28 years old.
If Breaux can stay healthy and repeat his 2015 play, this could end up being a low-risk, high reward signing for the Broncos. However, he has to pass a physical and prove that his knee can stay healthy going forward.