Falcons could check out Louis Delmas

Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com believes the Falcons could be intrigued by possibly adding free agent safety Louis Delmas.

Don’t be surprise if the Falcons investigate the possibility of adding free-agent safety Louis Delmas, who was cut by the Detroit Lions. Delmas became a cap casualty as he was set to count $6.5 million against the Lions’ cap this season.

Delmas, represented by Drew Rosenhaus, is sure to draw interest from a number of teams. He started 64 games after entering the league as a second-round pick for the Lions in 2009 out of Western Michigan.

The Falcons are looking for veteran help at safety in the form of a sure tackler and guy capable of making plays on the ball. Thomas DeCoud has had trouble tackling, leaving his future with the Falcons in doubt. DeCoud, a Pro Bowler in 2012, has a cap number of $4.8 million in 2014 and has three years left on his contract.

Delmas is a good player, but can’t stay healthy due to a degenerate knee condition.