METAIRIE – Delvin Breaux is back. At least at practice, that is.
The Saints cornerback made a triumphant return to the field Wednesday much to the delight of his teammates, who, upon seeing him running through stretching drills, welcomed him back as you’d imaging teammates would.
Breaux has been out since breaking his leg in the Week 1 loss to Oakland. He had surgery a few days later. The prognosis: six to eight weeks recovery time.
All indications are his rehabilitation has been going well.
Though Breaux has largely declined to comment on his injury while working behind the scenes, he’s remained a fixture in the locker room. During that time, he’s occasionally offered brief updates on his recovery – all positive, of course -- saying little more than he’s OK and progressing nicely.
Left tackle Terron Armstead was not at practice after appearing to reinjure his knee in Kansas City on Sunday. While Armstead was able to finish the game, as he did when he initially injured the knee in the Week 2 loss to the Giants, he ultimately missed the next three games before finally returning last week.
Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and offensive tackle Adrus Peat also both returned to practice.
Ellerbe suffered a quad injury just before the start of the season and has yet to play.
Meanwhile, Peat was inactive last week after leaving in the first half of the win over Carolina two weeks ago.
Defensive tackle Nick Fairley was not at practice. Although Fairley played Sunday, he’s been dealing with the loss of his mother, who died suddenly last week. The funeral was held Monday in Mobile.