The Detroit Lions cut veteran safety Louis Delmas on Thursday but the team has already shown an interest in brining him back at a reduced price. Rather tan take the easy money, Delmas is going to test the market, as ProFootballTalk is reporting Delmas will field other offers before getting back to the Lions on their offer. Per Mike Florio from PFT.com:
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.
It’s uncertain what Delmas would be able to get on the open market, but he’s about to find out. He’s struggled through injuries the past few seasons which will decrease his value. If the Lions are willing to lower the price on him, so too will other teams. The only question is how low will other teams go, if they even put in an offer at all.