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Author:  slybri19 [ March 15th, 2013, 3:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Lions re-sign Delmas

PFT wrote:
Lions bring back Louis Delmas

Posted by Mike Florio on March 15, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

Some thought that the addition of safety Glover Quin would slam the door on the Lions bringing back safety Louis Delmas.

And yet he’s back anyway.

The veteran signed a two-year, $9.465 million contract, per a source with knowledge of the situation.

Delmas had visited the Rams and 49ers before staying with the team that picked him in the second round of the 2009 draft.


Nearly $5M per year for an injury prone player seems a bit much to me, but it is what it is.

Author:  wjb21ndtown [ March 15th, 2013, 3:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lions re-sign Delmas

slybri19 wrote:
PFT wrote:
Lions bring back Louis Delmas

Posted by Mike Florio on March 15, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

Some thought that the addition of safety Glover Quin would slam the door on the Lions bringing back safety Louis Delmas.

And yet he’s back anyway.

The veteran signed a two-year, $9.465 million contract, per a source with knowledge of the situation.

Delmas had visited the Rams and 49ers before staying with the team that picked him in the second round of the 2009 draft.


Nearly $5M per year for an injury prone player seems a bit much to me, but it is what it is.


I would have rather signed someone more stable, even if they were less talented. At least we have Quin as well.

Author:  Pablo [ March 15th, 2013, 3:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lions re-sign Delmas

Delmas/Quin (IF healthy) would make our secondary much better. I like the fact it is just a two year deal.

Author:  LionsFan4Life [ March 15th, 2013, 3:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lions re-sign Delmas

Pablo wrote:
Delmas/Quin (IF healthy) would make our secondary much better. I like the fact it is just a two year deal.


This!

Author:  slybri19 [ March 15th, 2013, 3:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lions re-sign Delmas

I haven't seen the contract details yet, but they better include weekly roster bonuses. Signing Delmas for that amount without them makes no sense. Then again, we're talking about the Lions.

Author:  kdsberman [ March 15th, 2013, 3:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lions re-sign Delmas

LionsFan4Life wrote:
Pablo wrote:
Delmas/Quin (IF healthy) would make our secondary much better. I like the fact it is just a two year deal.


This!

Agree. Any chance they both start?

Author:  DayDreamer [ March 15th, 2013, 3:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lions re-sign Delmas

I hope the bulk of that 5 Million is incentives. But, glad to know that Delmas is smart enough to tuck his tail and come home, unlike one Mr Avril.

Author:  LionsFan4Life [ March 15th, 2013, 4:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lions re-sign Delmas

kdsberman wrote:
LionsFan4Life wrote:
Pablo wrote:
Delmas/Quin (IF healthy) would make our secondary much better. I like the fact it is just a two year deal.


This!

Agree. Any chance they both start?


One is a FS and the other a SS, so yes.

Author:  kdsberman [ March 15th, 2013, 4:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lions re-sign Delmas

LionsFan4Life wrote:
kdsberman wrote:
LionsFan4Life wrote:
Pablo wrote:
Delmas/Quin (IF healthy) would make our secondary much better. I like the fact it is just a two year deal.


This!

Agree. Any chance they both start?


One is a FS and the other a SS, so yes.

Oh ok I was thinking Quin was a FS.

Author:  slybri19 [ March 15th, 2013, 4:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lions re-sign Delmas

Sorry to go off topic, but something bothers me here. I started this thread about Delmas re-signing, but there isn't a single thread about Bush, Quin, Jones, or Houton signing. Why is that? I leave this board for a FEW MONTHS and nothing gets done right. :wink:

Author:  aManNamedSuh [ March 15th, 2013, 4:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lions re-sign Delmas

slybri19 wrote:
Sorry to go off topic, but something bothers me here. I started this thread about Delmas re-signing, but there isn't a single thread about Bush, Quin, Jones, or Houton signing. Why is that? I leave this board for a FEW MONTHS and nothing gets done right. :wink:


Honestly we've all been waiting for you to come back and clean everything up (and dirty up the off topic section).

Author:  thelomasbrowns [ March 15th, 2013, 4:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lions re-sign Delmas

I'm sure they set the contract up the right way--that's Lewand's area, not Mayhew's anyways. If he stays healthy, we have a pretty intimidating safety combo!

Author:  inheritedlionsfan [ March 15th, 2013, 4:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lions re-sign Delmas

Yeah I saw that number and it has to be the total value of the contract IF Delmas stays healthy or IF he reaches certain playing time incentives. If it's just straight $5M a year it's a waste. Not that I'm not glad he's back but until he plays a full season he's not worth all that money.

Author:  slybri19 [ March 15th, 2013, 4:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lions re-sign Delmas

aManNamedSuh wrote:
slybri19 wrote:
Sorry to go off topic, but something bothers me here. I started this thread about Delmas re-signing, but there isn't a single thread about Bush, Quin, Jones, or Houton signing. Why is that? I leave this board for a FEW MONTHS and nothing gets done right. :wink:


Honestly we've all been waiting for you to come back and clean everything up (and dirty up the off topic section).

While I appreciate your concern for my tardiness, working 8-12 hours per day, 6-7 days per week has something to do with it.

Author:  wjb21ndtown [ March 15th, 2013, 4:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lions re-sign Delmas

thelomasbrowns wrote:
I'm sure they set the contract up the right way--that's Lewand's area, not Mayhew's anyways. If he stays healthy, we have a pretty intimidating safety combo!


I would be willing to bet Delmas sees every penny of the deal. Even if he's hurt they're still going to bring him back for a 2014 campaign, unless they severely back-loaded the deal.

What's the guess on guaranteed money? I'm saying $4M with a low salary this year, say $1M, making his total cap hit this year $3ish, and $4M due next year. We'd save $2M cutting him next year, but we'll keep him because the possibility of having a "good" starting caliber S for cheap is "worth" $4M.

That's how I see it playing out...

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