According ESPN.com’s Vaughn McClure, “don’t be surprise if the Falcons investigate the possibility of adding free-agent safety Louis Delmas, who was cut by the Detroit Lions.”
McClure expects Delmas to find plenty of interest now that he’s a free agent and can already begin to meet with NFL teams.
Atlanta is believed to be in the market for more depth at the safety position and there has even been some rumors that Thomas DeCoud could be on the chopping block.
The Lions are reportedly hoping that they can re-sign him at a lower rate, but it appears likely that Delmas will be shopping himself around, versus discussing a lower salary with the Lions.
Delmas, 26, was in the final year of his two-year, $7.715 million contract he signed with the just last year before the Lions elected to part ways and take the cap relief. He totaled 64 tackles, two sacks, and three interceptions over the course of nine games with the Lions in 2013.
Pro Football Focus rated him as an above average safety this past season, so he could find interest in the coming weeks.