Lions re-signed FS Louis Delmas to a two-year, $9.465 million contract.
A Thursday report claimed Delmas had signed with the 49ers, but it proved erroneous. Delmas, 26 in April, has missed 13 games over the past two seasons with various injuries, but his knees and groin apparently checked out. A hard hitter with range, 5-foot-11, 202-pound Delmas is an absolute missile who drew Bob Sanders comparisons coming out of Western Michigan. His upside is to take the next step in his career as a premier cover safety with plenty of run-support chops. His downside is a talented player who can't beat the injury bug. Through four NFL seasons, Delmas has three interceptions, 16 pass breakups, three sacks, and two forced fumbles. He'll play free safety with Glover Quin now manning the strong side and Amari Spievey as the top backup.