The Miami Dolphins have re-signed safety Louis Delmas to a one-year contract worth $3.5 million dollars. Delmas is coming off an ACL injury but his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, says he will be ready for training camp in July.
Speaking on a conference call to reporters, Delmas said that he had offers from other teams but deep down inside, he wanted to stay with the Dolphins. Delmas noted that he feels good about his knee and is on the right track to being ready for the start of the season. When talking about Ndamukong Suh, he said that he's going to add a lot of havoc on the field and he's someone who can basically run the defense by himself. Delmas ended on the note that he's excited to be playing alongside Reshad Jones, who he said had a big role in him re-signing with the team.
Delmas started 13 games in 2014 and racked up 63 tackles, 1 sack and 1 interception, which he returned for a touchdown. After he went down with an injury against the Baltimore Ravens, the defense struggled for the last three games of the season. Throughout his six-year career, he has racked up 289 tackles, 7 interceptions and 6 sacks.
The Dolphins have depth behind Delmas so this means they likely won't spend a high draft pick on a safety. Instead, they will look to day three of the draft to bring in a rookie to learn and compete with others in the secondary.
On Friday, the Dolphins also re-signed running back LaMichael James. Full details on him and his status for the 2015 season can be found by clicking here.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs