Carolina Panthers: The 2015 secondary will be elite

For the past few years, the Carolina Panthers’ defense has been regarded as one of the best in the NFL. The team’s defense should continue their streak of excellence in 2015. Nevertheless, the defense struggled with inconsistency and missed tackles during the 2014 season. The linebacker corps is the stalwart of the entire unit. And though last season’s defensive line failed...
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Panthers cut safety DeCoud, re-sign guard Scott

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers announced they have released safety Thomas DeCoud and re-signed offensive lineman Chris Scott to a one-year deal. Contract details were not available on Tuesday. DeCoud started 11 games last season for the Panthers but lost his starting job to rookie Tre Boston late in the year. He had 46 tackles, two passes defensed and had one interception. DeCoud...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers Release S Thomas DeCoud & Sign G Chris Scott

The Carolina Panthers have announced the release of veteran S Thomas DeCoud and the signing of G Chris Scott on Tuesday. DeCoud, 29, signed a two-year, $3.75 million contract with the Panthers back in April of last year. According to, the Panthers will free up $1,915,625 in available cap space following the release of DeCoud. The move will also create $250,000 in...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Carolina Panthers Season Evaluations: Secondary

While the Carolina Panthers established themselves in 2013 as a ferocious defensive force, they weren’t without weakness. The secondary was almost universally recognized as a deficiency the dominant front seven masked. Carolina fielded a rag tag collection of unheralded free agents and low draft picks in their secondary, which some fans called “The Legion of Whom” as a parody...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

If the Carolina Panthers earning a playoff berth with a losing record was wrong, then why did beating the Arizona Cardinals in the first round prove to be so right?Everything in the last month of the NFL season went right for these Panthers, including four straight wins and victories over New Orleans and Atlanta to claim the NFC South Division. The running game found its mojo. The...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Shopping for Offense, Part II

Even with a healthier salary cap situation, everything won’t necessarily work out for general manager Dave Gettleman and the Panthers. Carolina, obviously, won’t be the only team shopping for talent.Unfortunately, they can always run into that one kid at the toy store. That one kid that’s quicker to the punch and grabs the last of the coveted toy you persistently begged your...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Inactives for Cardinals and Panthers Wild Card matchup

The early Saturday game is a matchup between the NFC South winning Panthers and the Cardinals. Below are the inactives for the Panthers and Cardinals ahead of their early round matchup. There are no surprises. Panthers inactives: FS Thomas DeCoud, CB James Dockery, LB A.J. Klein, DT Kyle Love, DE Frank Alexander, OT David Foucault, and OG Amini Silatolu. Cardinals inactives: QB...
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Inactives: Wildcard Games

Cardinals QB Drew Stanton, WR Brittan Golden, S Chris Clemons, G Jonathan Cooper, DT Alameda Ta’Amu, G Anthony Steen, DE Kareem Martin. Panthers S Thomas DeCoud, CB James Dockery, LB A.J. Klein, DT Kyle Love, OT David Foucault, OG Amini Silatolu, DE Frank Alexander The post NFL Inactives: Wildcard Games appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Dregs of NFL will have playoff team

Going south is exactly what the Saints, Panthers, Falcons and Buccaneers have done this season. Yet one of them will be playing in January. As it should, the NFL places a premium for the playoffs on winning a division. The problem is the team that makes the postseason from the NFC South will be more like the lucky loser. Of course, those four clubs will argue that they can replicate...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Inactive Players: Week 9

Thursday Night Game: Saints C Jonathan Goodwin, LB David Hawthorne, FB Austin Johnson, RB Khiry Robinson, RB Pierre Thomas, WR Nick Toon, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Panthers T Byron Bell, S Thomas DeCoud, G Amini Silatolu, RB Fozzy Whittaker, G Trai Turner, CB Bene Benwikere, WR Philly Brown   The post Inactive Players: Week 9 appeared first on...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Injury Report: DeAngelo Williams, Byron Bell, Thomas DeCoud

The Carolina Panthers will have a few injuries to overcome when the host the New Orleans Saints Thursday night in a key divisional battle, but they did receive one piece of good news during the week: #456925946 / Carolina's final Week 9 injury report is lengthy, but starting running back DeAngelo Williams was able to return to full practice Wednesday...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers safety Thomas DeCoud’s Cal senior portrait is really something (photo)

A lot of folks tend to dislike looking at photos of themselves from the distant past. Some may even be embarrassed simply from gazing upon a photograph of themselves from the halcyon days of yore. Whether it be a terrible hairstyle, acne, ridiculous-looking clothes, you name it, people tend to cringe when an unflattering picture […] The post Panthers safety Thomas DeCoud’s Cal...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome Back Physicality, We've Missed You

Carolina safety Thomas DeCoud lowered his shoulder to deliver the blow that would keep Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount out of the end zone and the game still slightly in reach for his Panthers squad, facing a 30-13 deficit with over ten minutes left.That is, until Blount met DeCoud soundly at the five-yard line, barreling through the Panthers defensive back like he was a...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers capsule

CAROLINA PANTHERS (12-5) New faces: WRs Jason Avant, Jerricho Cotchery, and rookie WR Kelvin Benjamin. CB Antoine Cason, TE Ed Dickson, FS Thomas DeCoud, SS Roman Harper. Key losses: WR Ted Ginn Jr., OT Jordan Gross, WR Brandon LaFell, S Mike Mitchell, CB Captain Munnerlyn, WR Steve Smith, OG Travelle Wharton. Strengths: QB, DE, LB, TE. Weaknesses: OL, WR, CB. What's New: Panthers...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Camp preview: Former Pro Bowl safeties ready to ignite secondary

We’ve been getting you ready for Carolina Panthers Training Camp the past couple of weeks, previewing every position on offense, as well as the defensive line, linebackers, and cornerbacks. Now it’s time to look at the safeties. Last year, two free agent signings paid huge dividends at the safety position. Quintin Mikell played in 14 games, but the real star was Mike Mitchell...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Mixed feelings for secondary? Brandon LaFell needs to shut up and more

It’s amazing how much changes in a week. On Monday, we were optimistic about the Carolina Panthers secondary after some promising quotes from new safeties Roman Harper and Thomas DeCoud. By Friday, we were actively campaigning for general manager Dave Gettleman to sign free agent cornerback Brandon Flowers. There was plenty of noteworthy stories in between as well. In case you...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Are any Carolina Panthers among the best MVP value bets for 2014?

Last week, the latest odds to win the Most Valuable Player award for the 2014 NFL season were released, with some of the usual suspects atop the list. But just because the wise guys in Vegas tend to know what they’re doing, that doesn’t necessarily mean all bets are created equal; in fact, many of them are nothing more than sucker bets, designed to get fans to lay down money...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Quotable Monday: Roman Harper and Thomas DeCoud on the Carolina defense

It’s Quotable Monday! Every week, we find an interesting quote regarding the Carolina Panthers, usually from a coach or player. This week, it’s safeties Roman Harper and Thomas DeCoud, who both signed with Carolina this offseason. They recently spoke to the Panthers website about their situation after playing against the Panthers in the NFC South for so long. “It’s a really...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants cut Will Hill — Could the Carolina Panthers be a destination?

In a move that wasn’t too shocking, the New York Giants officially cut safety Will Hill on Monday. The talented third year safety recently lost an appeal and will have to serve a six game suspension to start the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. So now the question is if Will Hill could be an option for the Carolina Panthers. Despite signing former Pro...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas DeCoud Signs With Carolina, Cleveland Keeps Alex Mack

Neil Mehta Staff Writer Thomas DeCoud Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America  Pro-Bowl free safety Thomas DeCoud has come to terms with the Carolina Panthers. DeCoud will earn $3.75 million over 2 years. The 29-year-old will also earn a $500,000 signing bonus. DeCoud was a Pro-Bowler in 2012, compiling 76 tackles and 6 interceptions in the year. Over the course of...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Sign S Thomas DeCoud

  The Carolina Panthers announced the signing veteran S Thomas DeCoud on Thursday. The #Panthers have signed FS Thomas DeCoud to a two-year contract. — Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) April 11, 2014 DeCoud, 28, was cut loose by the Falcons a few months ago, but his market has been slow developing, despite being a Pro Bowler two years ago. The Panthers...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Have the Carolina Panthers signed Charles Godfrey’s replacement?

The Carolina Panthers signed safety Thomas DeCoud to a two-year contract on Thursday night. He was a starter for the Atlanta Falcons for the past five years after being drafted in the third round out of Cal in 2008. He made the Pro Bowl in 2012 but was cut as a cap casualty this offseason after career lows in tackles and interceptions in 2013. With adding DeCoud, it makes the future...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Fallout from the lack of Safety depth

On Monday, the New Orleans Saints matched the offer sheet that the Falcons gave to restricted free agent free safety Rafael Bush. While this move might push the need to find a starting free safety slightly higher that it was before, Thomas Dimitroff and company must be methodical in finding a reliable upgrade for Thomas DeCoud. Tuesday afternoon, Atlanta signed Dwight Lowery, a safety...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers bringing in a veteran receiver on Monday

We reported last week that the Carolina Panthers would be bringing in former Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud for a visit on Monday. It looks like he’ll have some company as former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant will also be brought in on Monday. The former Michigan Wolverine started a career high 13 games last season in Philly and has 297 career catches in his...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons sign rival to an offer sheet

In a surprise move, The Atlanta Falcons have signed Rafael Bush of the New Orleans Saints to a $1.4 million tender yesterday. The defensive back has always shown that he has the flexibility to play in multiple roles, and that is why Mike Nolan is attempting to bring him aboard. The New Orleans Saints will have until April 8 to match the offer or Bush will become an Atlanta Falcon...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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