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Former Falcons safety Thomas Decoud visiting Lions

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The Lions opened the offseason by releasing safety Louis Delmas, and it looks like they’re ready to replace him.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud is visiting the Lions today.

It wasn’t that long ago that DeCoud was a Pro Bowler (2012), but he struggled last year, and left the Falcons looking for a replacement as they retool their defense. The $4.2 million salary that would have become guaranteed made it an easy call.

The 29-year-old safety is still a serviceable player, and could help the Lions fill in the blank.

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11 Responses to “Former Falcons safety Thomas Decoud visiting Lions”
  1. barsfordays says: Mar 21, 2014 9:07 AM

    Washed up.

  2. jacobslatter says: Mar 21, 2014 9:12 AM

    Keep in mind he went to Cal…

  3. beckzhere says: Mar 21, 2014 9:20 AM

    He could team back up with Chris Houston. Both of which are average at best.

  4. jlgsoccer says: Mar 21, 2014 9:24 AM

    Vikings should call him. We still need a veteran safety to help Smith learn the game, not for 4.2/year though….

  5. det12 says: Mar 21, 2014 9:33 AM

    I say sign him & still go after a safety in the 2nd rd of the draft you never know he may return to his 2012 form

  6. rwhite84 says: Mar 21, 2014 10:00 AM

    I figured when Atlanta released him we would sign a FS, currently we have 3 SSs and 0 FSs. Decoud is a bit of an enigma to me, he’s rarely impressive but when he is his ceiling is outstanding. Great move for the right price.

  7. larue77 says: Mar 21, 2014 10:04 AM

    Trade Houston and Fairley and a pick to Oakland for their first and go sign Jared Allen, draft a WR and CB in the first round!

  8. mrgdawg says: Mar 21, 2014 11:01 AM

    I wish the Chiefs would give him a look. Anythings better than K. Lewis.

  9. chc4 says: Mar 21, 2014 11:14 AM

    Decoud is hideously awful. Can’t play the ball in the air, can’t tackle, doesn’t take responsibility for it afterwards. Other than that he’s solid.

  10. 3timechampslionsfan says: Mar 21, 2014 12:13 PM

    Well excuse me if I’m being facetious here, but I would love to see him and Ihedigbo come here. That would be nice. This Lions off-season has been one to remember man.. Go Lions..!

  11. bcajun says: Mar 21, 2014 12:13 PM

    He aint jarius byrd…WHO DAT!!

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