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Detroit Lions Release Louis Delmas


The Detroit Lions released safety Louis Delmas earlier today, along with veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson. The move was made to free up cap space in preparation for the upcoming free agent period. While it’s a little early to start looking at potential off-season free agent pick ups, Delmas would immediately improve a depleted Chicago secondary.

Delmas is only 26 years old so he has plenty of playing time ahead of him, however he has had issues with injuries in the past. His injuries haven’t kept him out of too many games, but it’s still something the Bears will have to consider. Especially when looking  back at a season plagued with defensive injuries.

Signing Delmas would help the Bears draft other positions of need, instead of taking a safety in one of the first few rounds they would be able to look at other options. There are both offensive and defensive weaknesses that need to be addressed in the draft, and if you can sign a veteran player who fits a role immediately, it helps out quite a lot.

Singing Delmas is not a franchise changing move, but it could help solidify a Defense that was ranked last, or nearly last in most defensive category’s last year, and considering the poor play from the safety positing Chicago fans should be more than happy to have him as a member of the Chicago Bears next year.

 

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  • Dr. Johnny Nacho

    They must secure a veteran presence in the secondary. The fact our safety play was exposed is a tired subject. One veteran ($$$) and maybe another at league minimum could be the answer….just for S & G’s please make sure they can tackle b/c Conte and Wright couldn’t tackle their way out of a wet paper bag.

  • ManGod

    Delmas would make a solid decision for the Bears….but would he be a 4-5 year starter for them? I think M Trestman will pass on L Delmas and possibly make a play for S Shields (Green Bay) before he would pull the trigger to sign Delmas…..and S Shields would be a better fit and address a greater need in the defense as well.

  • Goodshepherd Americanbullies

    I would be very happy with 2 average Safeties starting for us next year. That would be a big improvement from bottom of the barrel