Dec. 16, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas (26) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 38-10. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Minnesota Vikings may look at Louis Delmas in free agency


The NFL offseason is here and the Minnesota Vikings are starting to do their homework on potential free agents they can bring in to upgrade all areas of the roster. New head coach Mike Zimmer will likely pay particular attention to the defensive side of the ball, as there is a range of players both young and old hitting the market this March.

One such player is former Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas. After being cut by the Lions this week, it appears Delmas is going to test his luck on the market before revisiting the idea of re-joining Detroit and such  journey could lead him to Minnesota.

Per ESPN.com blogger Ben Goessling:

They have Jamarca Sanford and Andrew Sendejo under contract, and while neither of those players are elite safeties, the Vikings would have to decide if Delmas is a big enough upgrade over either one to merit an open market-type deal. I still think Harrison Smith is going to be a star in the league if he can stay healthy, so improvement in the secondary could come from his progression and finding another corner (well, probably two) to pair with Xavier Rhodes. But Delmas could be worth a look.

There’s no guarantee that the Vikings will go after Delmas in the offseason, but the chances of them at least kicking the tires seems to be likely.

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  • David Mallow

    of course they will kick the tires on Delmas. they are going to kick the tires on a ton of FAs.and I do believe he is an upgrade over Sanford and Sandejo, but Sandejo has alot of potential and should be a solid reserve. my problem is Delmas can’t stay healthy. but with the right system he could be a force

  • coolhand

    I think there are way too many other areas of need on defense besides safety. why spend money there when the LB corps needs retooling and the line is up in the air?

  • David Mallow

    Safety will be a area they address but not with this guy. CB, LB and DL is where their focus will be this off season

  • gagu

    He could be a big help at a good price, Spend the big money on a cornerback , d tackle, and/or linebacker. Fill one of these three early in the draft, along with a guard. Find a nickle corner in the 3rd or 4th.