The Detroit Lions continue to create cap space by parting ways with players having recognizable names.
Joining receiver Nate Burleson as a former member of the team is safety Louis Delmas. The team has announced that Delmas has been released.
The move creates $6 million in cap space, via a $5.5 million base salary and $500,000 in bonus money.
A second-round pick in 2009, Delmas signed a two-year deal to stay with the team in 2013. He appeared in every game last season, starting 15 times.
Like Burleson, Delmas instantly becomes a free agent. He can sign with any team, giving him a head start on free agency.
Per a league source, the Lions currently have roughly $121 million in 2014 cap commitments. With today’s moves, the Lions have created $11.5 million in cap space. Millions more could be created via an extension of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s rookie deal, which has a cap number in excess of $22 million.