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.