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Lions want Delmas back, but he plans to test market

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Like receiver Nate Burleson, safety Louis Delmas was cut by the Lions on Thursday.  Unlike Burleson, Delmas may have a future in Detroit.

Per a league source, the Lions hope to bring Delmas back at a reduced rate.  He first plans to test the open market.

Delmas was due to earn $6 million in 2014.  He has been a member of the Lions for all five of his NFL seasons.

Because he was released, Delmas can negotiate immediately with other teams, and he can sign at any time.

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19 Responses to “Lions want Delmas back, but he plans to test market”
  1. thepftpoet says: Feb 13, 2014 3:54 PM

    Poor Delmas.

    He’s most likely mentally injured from playing on that hapless franchise known as the Lions.

    Did you guys know they’ve never even been to a Super Bowl?

  2. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 13, 2014 3:59 PM

    If I had $2,000,000 in the bank… I would be testing wave runners instead of free agency.

  3. whoknowsnothing says: Feb 13, 2014 4:17 PM

    Packers, Patriots, Cardinals, Dolphins are just a few teams that are looking to upgrade at safety.

  4. purpleguy says: Feb 13, 2014 4:31 PM

    Too bad the knee injuries derailed his career.

  5. thevikesarebest says: Feb 13, 2014 4:37 PM

    The lions are the only franchise in the NFC that has not been to a Super Bowl.they really are at the bottom of the barrel of the NFL.why is this sorry dissappointment excuse for a franchise still in the league.you are property of the vikings who will become a dynasty next season.SKOL

  6. blackngold4life says: Feb 13, 2014 4:37 PM

    They need to cut their entire secondary

  7. 26predator says: Feb 13, 2014 4:39 PM

    Love his attitude but he makes bone head plays and cannot stay healthy. He also takes bizarre angles to the ball.

    If he comes back at a reduced rate, great. If he does not come back at all, fine.

  8. freebird2011 says: Feb 13, 2014 4:41 PM

    The lack of practice showed last season, particularly on big plays that shouldn’t have happened–Steelers and Eagles games come to mind immediately.

    Fantastic attitude, good team player, but if he practices the way he should/needs to, will his knee hold up for an entire season?

  9. zingo1978 says: Feb 13, 2014 5:31 PM

    “thevikesarebest says:
    Feb 13, 2014 4:37 PM
    The lions are the only franchise in the NFC that has not been to a Super Bowl.they really are at the bottom of the barrel of the NFL.why is this sorry dissappointment excuse for a franchise still in the league.you are property of the vikings who will become a dynasty next season.SKOL”

    I don’t disagree with the awfulness of the Lions, but chew on this nugget of NFL Championships per team throughout history.

    Lions: 4 Championships in 5 appearances
    Vikings: 1 Championship in 4 appearances

    So who”s the worse franchise historically between the 2?

  10. rwhite84 says: Feb 13, 2014 5:38 PM

    @thevikesbest Which super bowl was Jacksonville in? The one in your head?

  11. lovethelions says: Feb 13, 2014 6:00 PM

    BRING BACK KICKOLICIOUS!!!!!!

  12. bobl242 says: Feb 13, 2014 6:20 PM

    rwhite84 says:
    Feb 13, 2014 5:38 PM
    @thevikesbest Which super bowl was Jacksonville in? The one in your head?
    ———————————————————–

    Last time I checked Jacksonville was in the AFC, not the NFC.

  13. aintthenazz says: Feb 13, 2014 7:14 PM

    Just an FYI- Delmas played in all 16 games this year,

  14. blackandbluedivision says: Feb 13, 2014 7:20 PM

    zingo1978 says:
    Feb 13, 2014 5:31 PM
    “thevikesarebest says:
    Feb 13, 2014 4:37 PM
    The lions are the only franchise in the NFC that has not been to a Super Bowl.they really are at the bottom of the barrel of the NFL.why is this sorry dissappointment excuse for a franchise still in the league.you are property of the vikings who will become a dynasty next season.SKOL”

    I don’t disagree with the awfulness of the Lions, but chew on this nugget of NFL Championships per team throughout history.

    Lions: 4 Championships in 5 appearances
    Vikings: 1 Championship in 4 appearances

    So who”s the worse franchise historically between the 2?

    ______________________________

    I love it when the bottom-feeders of the NFC North squabble over who’s better. Aww, it’s so cute. Notice how Bears and Packers fans aren’t even arguing. Too busy laughing.

  15. ivanpavlov0000 says: Feb 13, 2014 8:47 PM

    Delmas tested the waters last year and ended up coming back to Detroit. The defense in general plays better when he’s on the field. He brings a lot of energy.

    With him, I’d still want to put most of his pay in bonuses for being healthy enough to play every game.

  16. ppusta says: Feb 13, 2014 9:37 PM

    For those that don’t know, the Lions did win the world championship 4 times which was comprqble to the modern day Super Bowl. Detroit Lions, NFL champions four times in 1935, 1952, 1953, and 1957. While we have been rebuilding since 1957, our time is near. The Vikings are absolutely the worst in the NFC Central; sorry.

  17. mightyoak says: Feb 13, 2014 10:00 PM

    Stay away Lions. Bad angles, poor tackling, big hitter. Six million saved? Run with a 4th rounder and get the same production.

  18. dino2997 says: Feb 15, 2014 3:02 AM

    Lions and Vikings are the same in my eyes. Two teams with no past and no future.

  19. Stupid Lions Fan says: Feb 18, 2014 8:10 AM

    Delmas will be back. Teams won’t want to deal with that knee.

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