Panthers sign Thomas DeCoud


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.