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Morning Roar: Just another game for Louis Delmas

11/5/2014

He spent five years in Detroit as one of the emotional leaders of the Lions defense, but now safety Louis Delmas is in Miami. And like so many other players and coaches before him, he says returning to his old haunts is not any different for him.

"The one thing about me, I don't hold grudges or anything like that," Delmas told reporters in Miami on Tuesday. "I know they're a great opponent. I still know a couple of guys up there. It's business.

"I'm going to go up there and play football like we do each and every week."

Delmas was released in February -- primarily because of the $6.5 million cap hit he would have cost the team in the 2014 season and his questionable knees -- and eventually signed with his hometown Dolphins. To replace Delmas, Detroit signed James Ihedigbo and he and Glover Quin have turned into one of the top safety tandems in the NFL.

Meanwhile, Delmas has played in every game this season for the Dolphins, making 29 tackles along with a sack, an interception and two fumble recoveries. He has now played in 27 straight games between Detroit and Miami.

This week, he will be part of a defense trying to stop Calvin Johnson. It'll be the first time he lines up against him in the NFL -- although he used to do it all the time in practice.

"Throughout practice, but I pretty much lost every one," Delmas said. "He's a heck of a player. He's one of the more talented players I've ever faced. We're talented, too.

"We've just got to go out there and play our game and hopefully the best man wins."

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