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Pittsburgh Steelers Host Free Agent Safety Louis Delmas

February 17th, 2014 at 10:56 PM
By Mark Mihalko
It would be hard to imagine the Pittsburgh Steelers signing an available free agent at any point this week. However, that did not stop them from hosting one of the best on the open market.
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Monday, the Steelers spent part of the day visiting with former Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas. The 26-year old Delmas was released by the Lions last week is a salary cap move, saving the Lions $6 million. 
 
Them Steelers appear to be in the market for a safety, as Ryan Clark is an unrestricted free agent and is unlikely to return, and veteran Troy Polamalu may need to take a pay cut to stay. When healthy, Delmas, a former second round  selection, has the ability to play both safety positions.
 
Health and salary, in that order, may be the key to signing Delmas. The five-year veteran has missed 13 games in 2011 and 2012 battling multiple knee injuries. At this point, no deal was announced and both the Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings have shown interest in the veteran safety. Not to mention, the $10 million salary cap situation the Steelers have yet to address.
 
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Tags: Detroit Lions, Football, Louis Delmas, NFL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Troy Polamalu, Ryan Clark

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