Dec 9, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert (35) tries to avoid a tackle by Atlanta Falcons free safety Thomas DeCoud (28) during the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Carolina Panthers, Thomas DeCoud still in talks

Last week, former Atlanta Falcons’ safety Thomas DeCoud took a visit to Charlotte to visit with the one of the Falcons’ NFC South rivals, the Carolina Panthers.

Although he left the Panthers’ facility without any agreement, the two sides continue to talk as they try to iron out a deal, according to Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer.


Now that the Panthers have helped replace some of the production they lost from departed wide receivers Steve Smith, Ted Ginn and Brandon LaFell by agreeing to a deal with veteran Jason Avant on Monday, they can focus on finding a way to help out at defensive back where they lost Mike Mitchell to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

DeCoud can do just that.

DeCoud was originally drafted by the Falcons with the 98th overall pick in the third round of the 2008 Draft. The former California Golden Bears’ standout has spent his entire career with the Falcons.

He had 65 tackles in 15 games last season.

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