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Report: Lions Hoping To Re-Sign S Louis Delmas At Reduced Rate

Update:

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the Lions are hoping to re-sign S Louis Delmas at a reduce rate in the coming weeks.

However, Florio adds that Delmas intends to test the open market before deciding whether or not to return to Detroit.

Delmas figures to be an interesting free agent to watch given that he can already meet with prospective NFL teams.

Delmas, 26, was in the final year of his two-year, $7.715 million contract he signed with the just last year. He totaled 64 tackles, two sacks, and three interceptions over the course of nine games with the Lions.

Pro Football Focus rated him as an above average safety this past season, so he could find interest in the coming weeks.

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Tim Twentyman reports that the Lions have also released S Louis Delmas on Thursday.

  • Twentyman adds that this move will save the Lions another $6 million in cap space.
  • This brings the total amount of cap space saved just today to $11.5 million, according to Twentyman.
  • Brian McIntyre mentions that Delmas earned $1.75 million in incentives this past year.
  • Adam Caplan adds that Delmas had a $500,000 roster bonus due on March 15.

There were rumors that he could be on the chopping block back in January, so this doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Coming into today, the Lions were over the cap by close to $5 million, but after these deals, the Lions should have at least some cap room to start addressing a few of their remaining free agents.