The Detroit Lions will release safety Louis Delmas on Thursday, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
Delmas, who has only played for the Lions in his five-year career, recorded 49 tackles, three interceptions and two sacks last season while starting every game. Delmas is the second notable player Detroit has cut today, after wide receiver Nate Burleson.
Cutting the pair will save the team about $11.5 million in cap space.
Confirming Louis Delmas also will be released by the Lions today.
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) February 13, 2014
By cutting Burleson and Delmas, the Lions save $11.5M in cap space. Those two will count about $2.5M on the cap in 2014. — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) February 13, 2014