The Saints approached this season expecting Delvin Breaux to be their top cornerback. Now he may not play at all this year.

Breaux, who suffered a fractured fibula in August, has experienced a setback and may not play at all this year, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. That may explain why coach Sean Payton has been refusing to say when the Saints would activate Breaux.

Breaux has had a long and injury-filled journey to the NFL. He earned a scholarship to LSU but never played there because of a severe injury in high school.