Lions released FS Louis Delmas.
The move frees $6 million in cap space, and including the release of Nate Burleson, gives the Lions $11.5 million in new room. Delmas was due a $500,000 roster bonus on March 15. Delmas has been injury prone throughout his five-year career, but appeared in all 16 games for the first time in 2013. He was an every-down player, tallying 64 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions across 1,058 snaps. Delmas' injury history and salary make the move justifiable, but it's surprising for a team that's had so much trouble in the secondary. On the open market, Delmas immediately becomes a top-six option in a free agent safety class led by Jairus Byrd, Donte Whitner, Antoine Bethea, and Chris Clemons.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 03:20:00 PM