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Delvin Breaux transitions to veteran leader for cornerback group

Delvin Breaux played his high school ball at McDonogh 35. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Delvin Breaux played his high school ball at McDonogh 35. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) -

New Orleans native Delvin Breaux exploded onto the NFL scene out of nowhere in 2015. He came from the Canadian Football League, and promptly picked off three passes in his first year.

Rags to riches stories are plentiful in the NFL every season, but NFL also stands for "Not for long", and your fortunes can change quickly. Breaux learned this with the release of Keenan Lewis.

"We were just talking in the treatment room. He was talking about his injury and everything," said Delvin Breaux. "Talking about family, and how many years we have left. We come out of team meeting, and coach is like he's gone. I'm like what. My best wishes to him wherever he goes. Somebody is going to pick him up, and he's going to be a star."

Now crazy as it seems, Breaux is the elder statesman of the team in only his second year with the Black and Gold.

"Nah it's cool man. Last year as a rookie is starting to play a factor. I love it. The young guys are great. I'm glad I'm somebody they can come to," said Breaux.

With the release of Keenan Lewis the favorite to start opposite Breaux at cornerback is P.J. Williams.

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