Free Agent S Louis Delmas Expected To Draw Interest From Falcons And Broncos

As expected, recently released safety Louis Delmas did not sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday as the visit was likely more geared towards checking out that balky knee of his. Being as he was released prior to the start of free agency by the Detroit Lions, the former second-round draft pick at least has a jump on other soon-to-be free agents.

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Delmas will be lining up more visits after the combine is over. He also adds that the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos are among the interested teams that might want to bring him in for a visit.

Degenerative knee condition and all, Pro Football Focus has Delmas listed as their 10th best free agent safety following his release from the Lions.

Delmas played in all 16 games for the Lions last season after only playing in eight in 2012. He was, however, listed every week on the injury report last season with his knee problem and that problem often limited him to just one practice a week with the Lions.

  • dgh57

    After checking out what Lion’s fans had to say about him and having time to think about Delmas possible future with us I have decided I would rather we pass on him. Most of the negativity from fans was from his tackling style. One fan said he thought it was hard enough to get through a full season without injury with the other team hitting you so we don’t need friendly fire also! Another fan said his random torpedo act had grown old! As a Steelers fan I concur with some of the Lion’s fans in that we don’t need that kind of tackling style either!

  • Douglas Andrews

    I thought at first he might be a good pick up but after hearing Dave talk about his bum knee I’d rather we look at another S. He sounds like damaged goods

  • PA2AK

    On th

  • dgh57

    I fell off the fence when reading those comments. His playing style got him the nickname of “Da Missle” because he would at times fly at his opponent and not use his arms to tackle with which ended up him giving a teammate a concussion. Add on there his knee problems and injury history I say no thanks. I say they’ll be other FS to choose from later in the FA pond.

  • PA2AK

    I agree, but Ryan Clark (aside from last 1-2 seasons) was a great arm-less tackler. I couldn’t stand when he did it either, but it worked for a long time for him (even when he would drill his own teammate). If he comes cheap and is there to provide depth…i could overlook ‘Da Missle’ as long as it usually hits the target. But you’re right…there are apparently plenty of FS out there if we’re just looking for vet depth.