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Lions manage to keep Louis Delmas

Veteran safety will pair with Glover Quin Brad Biggs

Print This March 15, 2013, 03:35 PM EST

The Detroit Lions secondary was a mess last season.

Really, it’s been a problem spot for several years.

Now, the club has taken steps to fix it. Glover Quin was signed away from the Houston Texans in free agency to play safety and now veteran safety Louis Delmas will return after he agreed to a two-year contract. According to Pro Football Talk, it is worth $9.465 million.

There was speculation Delmas would join the San Francisco 49ers, especially after Quin was signed in Detroit. But the Lions were able to keep him and add some depth to the position. Delmas has been a valuable leader for the Lions but chronic knee issues have limited his durability in recent seasons.

With cornerback Chris Houston also returning, general manager Martin Mayhew may finally be pouring the resources needed into the back end of the defense.

With Delmas out of play, it could increase chances Charles Woodson signs with the 49ers.

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Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune

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