Thomas DeCoud 21 | Safety

Carolina Panthers

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Fri. Apr 11, 2014 Subscribe 
News: The Carolina Panthers signed DeCoud to a two-year contract. Financial terms were not released Thursday. Impact: The 6-foot-2, 190-pound DeCoud spent the last six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and went to the Pro Bowl in 2012. He started 15 games in 2013 and had 83 tackles and returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown. Earlier Thursday, the team signed free-agent tight end Ed Dickson from the Baltimore Ravens.(STATS, 01:52am)
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: DeCoud has signed a two-year deal with the Panthers, Carolina's team website reports. Impact: DeCoud, who registered 76 stops (62 solo) and six interceptions en route to a 2012 Pro Bowl selection, was released by the Falcons after posting just 65 tackles (44 solo) and no interceptions this past season. However, now on board with NFC South rivals Carolina, DeCoud could immediately assume a starting safety role given speculation surrounding the Panthers considering releasing Charles Godfrey for salary cap reasons. Coming off a torn Achilles, Godfrey's situation has yet to play out, but nonetheless, DeCoud should benefit from playing in a stout Panthers defense, which could allow him to improve on last season's statistical drop-off.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Decoud will touch down in Charlotte on Sunday for a visit with the Panthers, Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports. Impact: DeCoud was released by the Falcons on March 11 and has yet to latch on with another team. The safety failed to record an interception in 2013 and overall had a down year, leading to his release. He had previously signed a five-year extension with the Falcons, after the 2013 season, but the Falcons didn't feel he was worthy of the contract, so they cut him loose. It appears other teams, such as the Panthers, have interest. If he was to sign with the team, he would likely slide behind Charles Godfrey on the depth chart.(RotoWire, )
Thomas DeCoud
2013 Season
Ht: 6' 2"  Wt: 190  Age: 29
Born: 3/19/1985, Pinole, California
College: California
NFL Experience: 7th season
Drafted: 2008 - Rd 3
(98th overall by the Falcons)
Salary: $1,900,000
Injury Status
No reported Injury