When Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas can stay on the field, he is a difference maker in the secondary. The thing is, Delmas hasn’t been able to stay on the field. He lost 8 games last year and 13 combined over the last two seasons due to pain in his knees. According the NFL.com, the start of this year is no different.
Delmas was present at the team’s mandatory mini-camp, but did not participate telling reporters (and getting testy) that the pain in his knee feels “just like it did last year.”
“If he needs to be managed, he’s a guy who can handle that,” said general manager Martin Mayhew when asked if the team has considered limiting Delmas in practice.
This past March Delmas was given a mostly incentive laden contract extension. If he can’t prove to the team that he can stay on the field, you can bet you will be seeing someone new pair up with the other team’s safety Glover Quin.