Report: Denver Broncos Interested In Safety Louis Delmas
The Denver Broncos have some upgrading to do on the defensive side of the ball – mainly the secondary. According to Jason La Canfora who is an insider for CBS Sports, the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons are among teams interested in former Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas.
Former Lions S Louis Delmas will be lining up more visits after the combine. Atlanta and Denver among the interested teams
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) February 17, 2014
It’s no surprise the Broncos will express interest in signing Delmas, especially due to the fact he is a hard-hitting safety that can bring a physical presence to the Broncos defense which they seemed to lack last season. Delmas is set to turn 27 in April and could be viewed as a low-risk, high-reward type of player.
In his first season in the NFL, Delmas would intercept a pass that he took all the way to the house for 101 yards — which was the longest interception return that season. Last season in the Lions secondary, Delmas would record 49 tackles, 9 pass deflections, and 2.0 sacks while appearing in all 16 regular season games.
On my Denver Broncos free-agency targets, Donte Whitner and Jairus Byrd would be the bigger named safeties that could also get looked at by the Broncos. Byrd would seem like the long-shot choice due to the fact he will probably be making a hefty salary that the Broncos might not be able to afford. Denver dealt with a depleted secondary last season, depending long-time veteran Mike Adams and Duke Ihenacho due to the leg injury to Rahim Moore.