Report: Lions to release safety Louis Delmas

Thursday February 13th, 2014

Delmas By releasing safety Louis Delmas and wide receiver Nate Burleson, the Lions will save more than $10 million. (Harry How/Getty)

The Detroit Lions will release safety Louis Delmas on Thursday, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

BEDARD: Studying Michael Sam's game tape

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.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.