Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas started the season injured and has struggled to get and stay healthy, but he played his second consecutive game in Saturday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons and had a season-high nine tackles.
Delmas, who injured his knee before the season started, made his debut in the week six, after Detroit's bye week. He had seven tackles and an interception in that win over Philadelphia, but his production and playing time fell off with just three tackles in each of the next two games before he again needed to rest the injured knee.
Delmas missed the next two games, then returned for two games before sitting out another game to rest the knee. It was the first time Delmas has played in consecutive games on normal rest since October, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
Although the Lions are now just 4-11 with the postseason out of the question, getting back on the field and looking reasonably healthy is still important for Delmas, who is a free agent after the season. The Lions, or any other team that is interested in him, will likely be watching him closely as the season winds down.
The Lions had no major injuries reported as of Sunday from the team's loss to Atlanta.