Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Lions' picks: Round 2/33 -- Louis Delmas, S, 5-11, 202, Western Michigan...The Lions already had two second-round safeties. But Daniel Bullocks (2006) missed the '07 season with a torn ACL, and Gerald Alexander (2007) missed much of the '08 season with a fractured vertebra. So they added a second-round safety for the third time in four years. Delmas is small. But Mayhew pointed out Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu were about his size when drafted. Schwartz lauded Delmas' versatility, aggressiveness and passion, calling him a "guided missile." - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Louis Delmas News
06/06/14 - S Louis Delmas, the projected starter, didn't practice every day with Detroit last season because of his aching knees. But Delmas said that hasn't been a problem so far.
"I'm great," he said. "I haven't missed a day of training, haven't missed a day of practice. I'm feeling good right now, the best I've felt my last four years of football. So I'm very excited about this year."
Delmas said one thing has been the key to prolonging his career.
"Rest," he said. "That's something my first couple of years I didn't take pride in is resting. After the season, I always started immediately with workouts. I think, as the years started going on, I started earning more miles on these legs, I needed to rest a little more. The coaching staff and the trainers are doing a great job of managing me. I'm comfortable right now."
03/11/14 - S Louis Delmas was signesd by the Dolphins to a one-year contract. Delmas' deal is worth a maximum of $3.5 million, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The 5-11, 202-pound Delmas, a South Florida native, joins Miami after spending the past five seasons with the Detroit Lions (2009-13).
Delmas, 26, was released by Detroit with one year remaining on his contract in February, in part due to having a cap number of $6.5 million in 2014.
"I am happy to announce the addition of safety Louis Delmas to the Miami Dolphins and I would like to welcome him back to South Florida," Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey said in a statement. "He is a leader on and off the field and has a proven track record of playmaking that will benefit the entire defensive unit."
02/20/14 - The Lions released WR Nate Burleson and S Louis Delmas, saving about $11.5 million in salary-cap room.
Burleson, 32, caught 39 passes for 461 yards and one touchdown last season after being limited to nine games due to injuries. For his career, Burleson has caught 457 passes for 5,630 yards and 39 touchdowns. His release saves the team about $5.5 million in cap space.
"It's a hard decision for them to make, but I can't blame them for making it," Burleson told the Detroit Free Press.
The release of Delmas saves the Lions about $6 million in cap room.
Apparently Delmas, 26, does not fit into the scheme of new defensive coordinator Teryl Austin. However, he started all 16 games for the Lions this past season, when he had three interceptions and two sacks.
11/26/13 - S Louis Delmas (knee) was limited Tuesday. In a normal week, he would not get on the practice field until Thursday.
10/02/13 - --S Louis Delmas, who has missed 13 games the last two seasons because of knee injuries, has played 273 of the Lions' 275 defensive snaps through four games.