Report: Broncos in on Delmas

The Broncos are reportedly among the teams currently expressing interest in safety Louis Delmas, who was released by Detroit in a cap-related move last Thursday.

Delmas, who will turn 27 in April, visited the Steelers on Monday, and according to Jason La Canfora, has also drawn interest from Denver and Atlanta.

Selected by the Lions atop the second round of the 2009 Draft (#33 overall), Delmas was often discussed as a possible pick for Denver that year.

In five seasons with Detroit, the former Western Michigan Bronco played in 65 games (64 starts), accumulating five sacks, six interceptions, 25 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and 339 total tackles. He notched two return touchdowns and a safety as a rookie, but hasn't scored since.

Delmas played all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2013, and he graded out at +2.0 over 1,058 snaps according to PFF, which gave him positive marks in 2009 (+5.0) and 2010 (+3.2), but negative grades in 2011 (-5.7) and 2012 (-1.3).

The 5-11, 202-pound Florida native made just $1.715M last season on a reworked deal, but was due to make $6M in 2014, including a $500K roster bonus due in March.

Safety is (perpetually) a blatant area of need for Denver, what with Rahim Moore working back from compartment syndrome surgery, Mike Adams a pending UFA, and Duke Ihenacho having had an up-and-down year in his first as a starter.

David Bruton and Omar Bolden remain as backups, with Eric Hagg and Charles Mitchell signed to future contracts, and 2013 practice squad player John Boyett still around.


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