ESPN's Adam Caplan reported that CFL cornerback Delvin Breaux is in hot demand and that the Eagles are one of the teams that have shown interest. Breaux will be allowed to sign with an NFL team on February 10.
The 6-foot-1, 196-pound Breaux had 33 tackles, an interception, a fumble and a touchdown last season for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as he was named a CFL All-Star. Russ Lande, former NFL scout and current director of college scouting for the Montreal Alouettes, said on Twitter that "Breaux is (a very good) athlete with starting talent. If he passes NFL physicals he will be a (very good) starting CB in NFL sooner than expected."
What's the issue? Breaux was nearly killed in an on-field collision that broke his neck in his senior year of high school. The New Orleans native had a scholarship to LSU, but had to redshirt as the area around his neck was not yet stabilized for contact. Despite being healthy enough to run and train, the inability to play eventually led him to dropping out of LSU.
The injury occurred in October 2006. His first season of full-contact football since the collision in high school was in 2012 with a semi-pro team in Louisiana. He played in the Arena Football League for the New Orleans VooDoo and signed with Hamilton in May 2013.