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Louis Delmas Declares Himself 100 Perecnt

Lions safety Louis Delmas missed the final five weeks of the 2011 regular season with a knee injury, but the play-maker in the back-end of the secondary tells Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press that he was 100 percent for the playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints and remains so heading into the off-season.

“I took the last MRI and everything came back negative, so that’s a good positive for me,” Delmas said. “I am 100%. I was 100% when I played in the playoff. There’s no minor setbacks right now — only thing I got to do is stay healthy and be smart and keep working hard.”

Birkett notes that without Delmas in the lineup, the Lions averaged nearly a touchdown more per game that last season.

Since being selected out of Western Michigan with the 33rd overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft, Delmas has yet to play a full 16-game schedule, but has started all 41 of the games he’s been active for. In those games, Delmas has totaled 229 tackles, three quarterback sacks, two interceptions and 14 passes defensed.

Delmas also stated the case for Amari Spievey to continue playing next to him.

“He’s very smart, he’s very big, and he’s a competitor. He allowed me to do my job a little more easier this year,” Delmas said of the converted cornerback. “I didn’t have too much to worry about. I knew where he was going to be at all times, and he knew where I was going to be at all times. We’re very compatible.”


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