Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) laughs with Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas (26) following the game at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Lions 14-13. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Louis Delmas to test market despite interest from Lions


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.

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  • Joshua Giovannone

    Steelers!!!

  • twelsh36446

    I hope he connects somewhere other than the Lions. The chances of him making another season of playing every game are thin to none. He can’t practice and play and he keeps getting worse as the seasons go by. I for one am glad to see him get cut because he was hurting the team, and he couldn’t lay off biting on those play fakes. He bit on every single one, and let his corners got beat and hung out to dry time after time last year, so he could shine on one out of 10 play fakes.