Found March 15, 2013 on NFL Trade Rumors:
Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Detroit Lions have reached an agreement with free agent S Louis Delmas on a two-year deal. PFT adds that Delmas will receive $9.465 million over two-years. The team has since confirmed the agreement. A previous report indicated that he was close to signing with the 49ers before it was later refuted. Detroit has already added S Glover Quin to their secondary, as well as brought back CB Chris Houston, so they’re clearly focused on ensuring stability in the backend of their defense. Opposing teams have been able to routinely move the ball through the air against the Lions, so hopefully this will allow them shore things up in the coming years. We had Delmas listed as the No. 15 best available player in our recently updated Top 50 Free Agents list.

Detroit Lions retain S Louis Delmas

Despite early reports that S Louis Delmas would sign with the San Francisco 49ers, it now appears that the safety will remain a member of the Detroit Lions after inking a two-year deal worth $9.46 million as according to Friday night. Delmas is a hard hitting safety but has struggled over his career to stay healthy. He has missed a total of 13 games in the last...

Lions re-sign Louis Delmas

According to, the Detroit Lions have re-signed free agent safety Louis Delmas to a two-year contract. The Lions now have a nice set of safeties after signing former Texans safety Glover Quin the other day.       Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName...

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