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Miami Dolphins sign Detroit Lions free agent safety

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The Miami Dolphins have been busy in free agency so far.

After apparently wrapping up a deal for offensive tackle Brandon Albert of the Kansas City Chiefs, it seems that they have landed former Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas.

NFL Insider for ESPN Adam Schefter sent out two tweets apparently confirming that Delmas was finally set to leave the Lions four seasons after being drafted by Detroit.

From his official account:

"@AdamSchefter Louis Delmas to Miami dolphins."

"@AdamSchefter Dolphins locked up former Lions S Louis Delmas with a 1-year deal with a max value of $3.5 million, per source."

Delmas was selected by the Lions in the second round, 33rd overall, of the 2009 Draft.

The former Western Michigan Bronco was incredible as a rookie, recording 94 tackles, two interceptions, a fumble recovery and nine passes defended in his first season of pro football.

Delmas became the first rookie in NFL history to record an interception return for a touchdown, a fumble return for a touchdown and a safety in the same season.

Unfortunately, injuries in the 2011 and 2012 seasons stalled his career and seemingly prodigious rise to the top.

Delmas played in all 16 games last season recording 64 tackles, three interceptions, two sacks and eight passes defended. 

The Dolphins will be hoping that he is over the worst of his injuries and can star for their shaky defense next season.

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