Chicago Bears rumors are going to be swirling with the 2014 NFL free agency period set to begin in a month, and there is a new free agent on the market that could be of help to the Chicago Bears' beleaguered secondary.
The Detroit Lions released safety Louis Delmas on Thursday, and the five-year veteran should draw significant interest from several teams with secondary issues.
The Chicago Bears' two starting safeties during the 2013 season, Chris Conte and Major Wright, struggled against the deep ball--punctuated by Chris Conte's missed coverage on Randall Cobb against the Green Bay Packers in week 17 which, for all intensive purposes, ends the Chicago Bears' season.
Louis Delmas has struggled through knee injuries, forcing him to miss 13 games from 2010-11. Yet, Delmas has been named a Pro Bowl alternate twice, and would represent a significant upgrade for a middle-of-the-pack pass defense which finished 15th in 2013 in receiving yards allowed (233.1 ypg).
Delmas' familiarity with the NFC North, especially his familiarity with the Green Bay Packers, could be a huge selling point for the Chicago Bears to make a play at the former Detroit Lions standout.