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Panthers sign Thomas DeCoud

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Thomas DeCoud is switching addresses in the NFC South.

DeCoud, a starting safety with Atlanta for the last five seasons, has signed a two-year deal with Carolina, his new club announced Thursday night.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, DeCoud will receive a $500,000 signing bonus, and the total value of the deal can reach $3.75 million.

The 29-year-old DeCoud has notched 375 tackles and intercepted 14 passes since entering the NFL in 2008. He had played his entire career with the Falcons, who released him in March. He was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2012, a season in which he intercepted a career-high six passes.

DeCoud joins Charles Godfrey, Roman Harper and Robert Lester in the Panthers’ safety corps.

 

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26 Responses to “Panthers sign Thomas DeCoud”
  1. corkspop says: Apr 10, 2014 9:33 PM

    Great move. Now I hope they can solve the O-Line vacancies.

  2. thepftpoet says: Apr 10, 2014 9:37 PM

    The Panthers love washed up NFC South Safeties that are terrible at their respective positions.

    Roman Harper, Thomas Decoud, etc.

  3. weekendatberniemadoffs says: Apr 10, 2014 9:38 PM

    yep, godfrey is gone

  4. thepftpoet says: Apr 10, 2014 9:39 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings have a league high 18 division titles and the best team in the NFL excluding quarterback.

    What does your lowly team have?

  5. geegumby says: Apr 10, 2014 9:41 PM

    Bye bye Godfrey.

  6. wishingtonredslur says: Apr 10, 2014 9:50 PM

    Might be the only team acting stranger than the Browns. Well them and the raiders.

  7. 504in860 says: Apr 10, 2014 9:54 PM

    LOL!!! Roman Harper and Thomas DeCoud.

  8. sterlingrodgers says: Apr 10, 2014 9:59 PM

    29 years old? I guess Ted Thompson figured he’s too old to help the Packers. Oh wait….

  9. jacobslatter says: Apr 10, 2014 10:02 PM

    He should perform better than in 2013 with a Falcons team with no pass rush.

  10. beckzhere says: Apr 10, 2014 10:08 PM

    Somewhere right now, Roddy and Julio are giving each other a high-five saying “our YAC against Carolina are gonna be ridiculous!”

  11. brucewest12014 says: Apr 10, 2014 10:19 PM

    nice inter-division signing…maybe he can play a little slot wr?

  12. texansfalcons says: Apr 10, 2014 10:48 PM

    Best of luck to him.

  13. grendelg says: Apr 10, 2014 10:54 PM

    He took a bad angle and tore the contract the first 3 times

  14. bigblu73 says: Apr 10, 2014 11:30 PM

    DeCoud is a solid player! Nice pickup by the Panthers.

  15. cursedvikings1998 says: Apr 10, 2014 11:53 PM

    The Vikings suck.

  16. rwhite84 says: Apr 11, 2014 12:11 AM

    I’m glad he’s staying in the south, I bet Julio is too.

  17. mdd913 says: Apr 11, 2014 2:12 AM

    Thomas Decoud and Roman Harper in the same secondary…..yikes. Panthers better hope the NFL outlaws the forward pass or something this season.

  18. britishraven says: Apr 11, 2014 4:03 AM

    Can he play WR?

  19. noelspot says: Apr 11, 2014 8:26 AM

    Championship….Sarcasm intended….

  20. pantherfan40 says: Apr 11, 2014 8:39 AM

    Hell be good with our front 7, I wonder if we gunn
    a cut godfrey now

  21. qdog112 says: Apr 11, 2014 8:43 AM

    “DeCoud joins Charles Godfrey, Roman Harper and Robert Lester in the Panthers’ safety corps.”

    Of the group, Lester is the most promising and should be given the opportunity to develop. Taking a safety from a losing Falcons team and one from a team that we swept last year, can’t be viewed as a step forward.

    DeCoud nor Harper move the needle for a team challenging for NFC supremacy.

  22. pilot2011 says: Apr 11, 2014 9:14 AM

    Unacceptable if Panthers don’t draft WR and OL with their first 4 picks of the draft.

  23. mattryansnoodlearm says: Apr 11, 2014 5:17 PM

    Hahaha Harper and DeCoud, Drew Brees is going to light this secondary up!!!

  24. tgcpanthersfan says: Apr 11, 2014 9:58 PM

    Hard to judge a player from the NFC Souths lol defenses. Solid depth IMO.

  25. darrellpotts2014 says: Apr 14, 2014 3:37 PM

    The Panther’s secondary has more experience now. In addition, they have gained familiarity with the Saints and Falcons’ schemes. They can provide intel on divisional opponents. They may be older, but they can buy is some time to develop Lester and draft a new safe while Godfrey returns to form.

  26. noelspot says: Apr 26, 2014 3:48 AM

    Dude caught about as many passes as LaFell…

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