The Lions are considering limiting FS Louis Delmas' practice time this season in order to keep him healthy.
Delmas should like the idea because much of his contract is tied to playing time. "If he needs to be managed, he's a guy who can handle that," said GM Martin Mayhew. Added coach Jim Schwartz, "The biggest thing is him being healthy enough to stay on the field." The Lions took this approach with Kyle Vanden Bosch. Vanden Bosch did not miss a game in his final two seasons with Detroit.