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Report: Saints hosting ex-Lions S Louis Delmas


Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas (26) hits Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson (81) as he tries to catch the ball in front of cornerback Darius Slay (30) in the second quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. The Vikings win 14-13. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Who says the Saints aren’t looking to bring in some outside talent?

As per ProFootballTalk, the Saints are hosting ex-Detroit Lions free safety Louis Delmas in New Orleans today.

Delmas, 26, was released by the Lions on February 13th, which freed up six million dollars in cap space for the team. He was fairly injury prone over his career since entering the league in 2009, but played in all sixteen games for the Lions in 2013.

The Lions decided that re-signing Delmas was not an option, as the team actually claimed former Saints safety, Isa Abdul-Quddus, on February 3rd, and signed him to a one-year contract on the 21st. While the move doesn’t necessarily suggest that Quddus would earn a starting role with the Lions, he has a strong chance at least.

Delmas has drawn a ton of outside interest from the Broncos, Falcons, and Steelers. The Chicago Tribune reported that some teams removed Delmas from their draft boards in 2009 because of a degenerative knee condition.

This comes as a bit of a shock, as this is the first reported outside free agent the Saints have been reported to bring in. Delmas could have a huge role in the Saints organization, assuming the price is right. He has to like the appeal of the team, and the fact that he could be featured as a starter.

As we say in Who Dat Nation, ‘Make It Happen Loomis!

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