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.