The Saints did not receive good news with regard to starting cornerback Delvin Breaux. Then again, maybe it is good if you feared the worst and expected Breaux to be lost for the season.
Jeff Duncan for NOLA.com reports the second-year player suffered a fractured fibula during New Orleans’ loss to the Raiders. Breaux underwent a procedure on Monday and is expected to be out of action for six weeks.
It’s a huge blow to a Saints secondary where the term “terribly thin” might be considered improvement. Up until the club signed journeyman Sterling Moore last week, Breaux was the only corner on the roster who had even started a game in the NFL. The depth chart features 2015 third-round pick P.J. Williams, who missed all of last season with an injury, and rookies Ken Crawley and De’vante Harris.
The Saints got a taste of just how bad it’s going to be on Sunday, losing to the Raiders 35-34. Wide receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree combined to catch 13 passes for 224 yards.
Unless they can find help on waivers or in the form of a trade, don’t expect the situation to improve much anytime soon either. In Week 2, the Saints head to New York to take on Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz and the Giants.