And just to show that Mayhew never met an injury he didn't like, Lions resigned Delmas for two years. At least it is structured so as to cost less should Louie do what Louie does - miss games. Details from MLive.com: http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/20 ... l_ris.html
2013, Delmas will have a base salary of $715,000, the veteran's minimum for a player with 4-6 accrued seasons. He has the ability to earn up to $1.75 million more based on playing time.
If Delmas plays 42 percent of the team's defensive snaps next season (approximately seven games), he will earn $109,375 for each game he was active. For example, if Delmas misses four games due to injury, he would earn $1.31 million for the 12 weeks he played. That money would be applied to the 2014 cap.
The Lions also awarded Delmas a $1 million signing bonus. For cap purposes, this is divided evenly over the the two-year deal. That means Delmas' cap number for 2013 will be $1.215 million.
In 2014, Delmas' base salary jumps to $5.5 million, plus a $500,000 roster bonus and $500,000 prorated portion of his signing bonus. That $6.5 million will be added the playing time bonus Delmas earns in 2013, making his max cap number $8.25 million.
Problem could be the Lions are now happy with the secondary and ignore it, chosing to chase an Olinemen in the first round since and maybe taking WRs in every subsequent round. Only mildly sarcastic there. Actually I would hope they would get a stud CB before OL, but will depend on the way the draft rolls out.