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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:01 pm    Post subject: Lions release Delmas, Burleson Reply with quote

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/02/13/lions-dump-louis-delmas-too/

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Joining receiver Nate Burleson as a former member of the team is safety Louis Delmas. The team has announced that Delmas has been released.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/02/13/lions-inform-nate-burleson-hes-being-released-today/

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According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions have informed wide receiver Nate Burleson that hes being released today.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Delmas is one I could see Ozzie going after as a rangy FS was one of the needs he stated he wanted to fill and cap casualties is how he likes to fill those needs.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rams are gonna be all over Delmas, they were pretty close to bringing him on-board when he was last a FA...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why was he released? I remember how I wanted the Eagles to draft him and he was an attractive FA.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Why was he released? I remember how I wanted the Eagles to draft him and he was an attractive FA.
Because the Lions can't manage a salary cap and needed the room.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Delmas would be a nice replacement should Bryd leave.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ketchup wrote:
Broadway Joe wrote:
Why was he released? I remember how I wanted the Eagles to draft him and he was an attractive FA.
Because the Lions can't manage a salary cap and needed the room.


So he is good?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Why was he released? I remember how I wanted the Eagles to draft him and he was an attractive FA.


He isn't worth near the price it would have cost to keep him.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ketchup wrote:
Broadway Joe wrote:
Why was he released? I remember how I wanted the Eagles to draft him and he was an attractive FA.
Because the Lions can't manage a salary cap and needed the room.


Maybe him not playing well had something to do with it?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broadway Joe wrote:
Ketchup wrote:
Broadway Joe wrote:
Why was he released? I remember how I wanted the Eagles to draft him and he was an attractive FA.
Because the Lions can't manage a salary cap and needed the room.


So he is good?


Last year was his first time playing all 16 games, and no, he just isnt that good.

He often misses tackles by going for big hits.

He often takes bad angles.

He often jumps shorter routes and abandons his deep responsibility allowing big passing plays.

No, this not an after the fact kinda thing, alot of us in the Lions forum have been ready to move on from him.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think he's as bad as detroitroar does, but the fact is he was never healthy enough to develop into a consistently good safety. And when he finally got on the field for all 16 this year, he looked like the injuries have gotten to him a little. Still an NFL starter perhaps, but $5.5M against the cap? Even if the Lions didn't have cap issues, that's too much and with the depth at safety in FA and the draft, the Lions did what they needed to.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome! Delmas was the most overrated Lion on FF Lions Den. The dude can't tackle. He simply was not worth 6 mil.

If they bring him back for cheap I would not be upset but think they need entire new route.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i thought we were going to sign him last year but the lions offered more and he went back to detriot

they just signed him so it seems weird.
what was he schedules to make this year? dead money?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ketchup wrote:
Broadway Joe wrote:
Why was he released? I remember how I wanted the Eagles to draft him and he was an attractive FA.
Because the Lions can't manage a salary cap and needed the room.


When 40 percent of your cap is dedicated to 3 players you know you have a problem.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GOGRIESE wrote:
Ketchup wrote:
Broadway Joe wrote:
Why was he released? I remember how I wanted the Eagles to draft him and he was an attractive FA.
Because the Lions can't manage a salary cap and needed the room.


When 40 percent of your cap is dedicated to 3 players you know you have a problem.


That's why rookie scale was finally fixed. They will be fine. Delmas nothing special.
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