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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

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

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. pic.twitter.com/EEzNApFo0T — 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

Panthers Sign Thomas DeCoud

The Carolina Panthers got some much needed secondary help and a nice veteran presence. The Falcons loss at safety could be the Panthers gain. Thomas DeCoud agreed to a two year deal. #Panthers announce a 2-year deal for former #Falcons a Thomas DeCoud — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 11, 2014 DeCoud gets $3.75 million and a $500K signing bonus.
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Sign Thomas DeCoud

The Carolina Panthers got some much needed secondary help and a nice veteran presence. The Falcons loss at safety could be the Panthers gain. Thomas DeCoud agreed to a two year deal. #Panthers announce a 2-year deal for former #Falcons a Thomas DeCoud — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 11, 2014 DeCoud gets $3.75 million and a $500K signing bonus.
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers sign safety DeCoud

Veteran safety Thomas DeCoud, a 2012 Pro Bowler for the Atlanta Falcons, has signed a two-year contract with the Panthers. "Thomas provides a veteran in the secondary who is familiar with the NFC South and has been a very solid player," head coach Ron Rivera said. "We are pleased to add him to a safety group that has good experience and production." A third...
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April 10, 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

Falcons news: Falcons sign Saints safety Rafeal Bush to tender offer

The Atlanta Falcons released starting safety Thomas DeCoud, almost a month later and they may have finally found a replacement. The Falcons signed Rafael Bush to a tender offer which the Saints have until April 8th to match otherwise Bush becomes a Falcon for a second time, he was previously on their practice squad back in 2010.     Bush a restricted free agent, seems surplus...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Falcons Thomas DeCoud To Visit Panthers

Nope, Panther Fans its not a WR but there are other areas that need attention and your secondary is one of them. According to Ian Rapoport, recently released Thomas DeCoud will be visiting the Carolina Panthers. Speaking of safeties… Ex-#Falcons FS Thomas DeCoud is set to visit #Panthers on Monday, source says. Was in Detroit last week. Big upside — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Free Agent S Thomas DeCoud Visiting Panthers Monday

  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that free agent S Thomas DeCoud will be visiting with the Panthers on Monday. DeCoud visited with the Lions, but they ultimately elected to sign James Ihedigbo instead. The Cowboys, Raiders and Ravens have reportedly showed interest in DeCoud as well. DeCoud, 28, was cut loose by the Falcons a few months ago, but his market has been...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Free agents Thomas DeCoud, Chris Clemons visit safety-starved Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions are revving up their pursuit of safety help, hosting Thomas DeCoud and Chris Clemons on free agent visits, and they added more depth to their defensive line. DeCoud already finished his visit and said he left town without a contract offer. It was his first visit since the Atlanta Falcons released him in a cost-cutting move earlier this month. Clemons, who played...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft Rookie Safety, Sign Veteran Free Agent or Both? Detroit Lions Need Clarity

The Detroit Lions hosted a pair of free agent safeties on Friday in Chris Clemons and Thomas DeCoud. This includes interest they reportedly still have in James Ihedigbo, who remains unsigned while weighing all of his options. Another week and the empty safety situation remains unresolved with little clarity and more confusion. At this point in time, it appears as if the Lions are...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions considering other options for a veteran safety

The Detroit Lions most glaring hole in their starting lineup is at safety, and now there is a new player in their crosshairs. As the Lions have awaited the hiring of a new agent by former Baltimore Ravens safety James Ihedigbo, they have had time to consider other options. Most recently they have set your sights on former pro-bowl safety Thomas DeCoud, who was recently cut by the...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Former Falcons S Thomas DeCoud Visiting Lions Today

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that former Falcons S Thomas DeCoud will be visiting the Detroit Lions today. The Lions have been actively pursuing a plethora of free agent safety options, in the hope of improving the weakest area of their defense. DeCoud, 28, signed a five-year contract worth $17.5 million that included $4 million guaranteed with the Falcons back in 2012....
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons news: William Moore sounds off on the release of team mate Thomas DeCoud.

It didn't come as much of a surprise when the Atlanta Falcons cut free safety Thomas DeCoud back on March the 11th, there also weren't too many people in Atlanta complaining about the move, until now.DeCoud's team mate and friend, safety William Moore sounded off about the move reports ESPN's Vaughn McClure.McClure reports:"That was my guy off the field and a...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Atlanta Falcons are still not done in Free Agency

Atlanta started off the free agent period strongly by shoring up both the offensive and defensive lines. The addition of Tyson Jackson almost certainly signals the move to a hybrid 3-4/4-3 defense, and Jon Asamoah adds toughness to what was last years 2nd worst offensive line. Despite these  steps in the right direction, it’s hard to call our overall free-agent pick-ups a success...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens could target Antonio Cromartie, Champ Bailey or Thomas DeCoud

The Baltimore Ravens made waves when they signed free agent wide receiver Steve Smith this week, but he didn’t fill one of the more glaring holes they have on their roster. Baltimore is looking at entering the 2014 season with two young safeties in their secondary, assuming they fill their need for one in the draft. But free agency is still upon us and Jamison Hensely from ESPN...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Release Safety DeCoud

After his abysmal 2013 campaign, Thomas DeCoud’s release was imminent. (Mike Ehrmann) As expected, the Atlanta Falcons have released free safety Thomas DeCoud. The Falcons have released safety Thomas DeCoud.—   (@Atlanta_Falcons) March 11, 2014 After putting together a Pro Bowl (alternate) season in 2012, DeCoud’s play in 2013 fell significantly. In 2012, he led the Falcons...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Cut S Thomas Decoud

The Atlanta Falcons have parted ways with 2012 Pro Bowl safety Thomas Decoud: Falcons Pro Bowl safety Thomas Decoud to be released by 4 pm EST, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2014 The move saves the Falcons $3 million against the cap. The safety free agent pool just got a little better.
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Release S Thomas DeCoud

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Falcons have released S Thomas DeCoud. DeCoud, 28, signed a five-year contract worth $17.5 million that included $4 million guaranteed with the Falcons back in 2012. He was also selected a Pro Bowl that year, but really struggled a lot this season in both tackling and coverage. Pro Football Focus has DeCoud rated as the No. 83 safety in...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ten Free Agents That Atlanta Should Consider Signing

The madness of free agency starts in five days. We’ve already seen several releases across the NFL, especially in Atlanta. Steven Nicholas, Garrett Reynolds, and Asante Samuel have been released. Thomas DeCoud will soon be joining that list according to reports. All of those moves are understandable, even though Samuel and Nicholas could still be valuable role players.I’ll be...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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