S Louis Delmas starts for the first time since Thanksgiving

Posted by ttwentyman on January 7, 2012 – 7:29 pm

Saturday’s inactive list is a welcome site to the Lions.

For the first time since Thanksgiving, the Lions will have all of their 22 starters in the game. That includes safety Louis Delmas, who hasn’t played since Thanksgiving Day against the Green Bay Packers.

As for the inactives, the only mild surprise is rookie linebacker Doug Hogue, who has played the last 13 games filling in on special teams for the injured Isaiah Ekejiuba.

Hogue was the victim of a healthy roster.

The other inactives for the Lions are quarterback Drew Stanton, corner Brandon McDonald, running back Joique Bell, safety Chris Harris, guard Leonard Davis and defensive end Andre Fluellen.

Harris, who has started the last five games for the Lions in place of the Delmas, missed all week of practice with a back injury.

Bell, who the Lions signed off the Saints practice team two weeks ago, will not get to face his old team.

Inactive for Saints are: WR Lance Moore, CB Leigh Torrence, LB Jonathan Casillas, G Eric Olsen, TE Tory Humphry, TE John Gilmore and DE Turk McBride.


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4 Responses to “S Louis Delmas starts for the first time since Thanksgiving”

  1. By Arnold on Jan 7, 2012 | Reply

    That’s what I’m talking about..Delmas back.. time to grab some of those Drew Brees passes before the intended target, sad to see Joique Bell in not in the line up for this one.. I’d like to see his skill.

  2. By Richard Heyman on Jan 7, 2012 | Reply

    Although the Lions got screwed again by the Officials blowing a whistle on a fumble recovery after a Brees fumble costing them a TD. A poor marking of a 3rd and one which fell at least 2ft short, but instead marked as a First Down from their 10 yard line; the Lions secondary is awful in tackling! Simply diving at the runner’s legs and hoping they fall down, but instead several times they ran right through them. Also, at least 3 dropped interceptions (2 by Wright). And as always New Orleans being given every advantage penalty wise. This pattern was explicit against Green Bay, and continued tonite with the Saints. We don’t mind losing (we’re used to it), but we don’t want games stolen from us by piss poor calls by these inept NFL officials. The Commissioner should look into this pattern of conduct by his judges on the field.

  3. By Richard Heyman on Jan 7, 2012 | Reply

    I am watching the game when NO is driving. Durant blows headon tackle on third down. Then Fairley hit Brees and Aaron Berry lets easy interception go right through his hands (about the 4rth one tonite) so NO scores another TD. Holding clearly seen on TV never called on New Orleans by inept (or biased) officials?
    Wright, Berry, Spievey all have let easy interceptions go through their hands. Interceptions which would have stopped scoring drives. N.O. has yet to punt in the game, because the Lions Defense can’t stop them on 3rd down! PITIFUL, allot of cuts coming real soon! The Defense is an embarrassment to the Offense!

  4. By Detroit Lions #1 on May 2, 2012 | Reply

    I think Delmas came back to early and was never fully healthy. Mayhew alluded to that as well.

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