Lions to give Louis Delmas a physical today

The Detroit Lions have made it clear they would like to keep veteran safety Louis Delmas.

Perhaps they are moving in that direction before Tuesday’s kickoff to free agency as the second-round draft pick from 2009 has flown to Detroit for a physical today, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Obviously, contract talks could follow.

Delmas has been a difference maker on the field for the Lions and is considered a leader on defense, one of the few bright spots in the secondary. The problem is he has difficulty staying on the field. Delmas has missed 13 games over the last two seasons and has knee issues that continually plague him.

One college scouting director said his club red flagged Delmas before the ’09 draft because they figured knee issues would be problematic throughout Delmas’ career. No one has a better idea of where Delmas is at right now than the Lions and their medical staff.

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