DeCoud has been a starting member of the Falcons’ secondary for quite a few seasons. DeCoud wreaked havoc as a member of the Cal Bears, and was gladly snatched up in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2013, and has 14 interceptions in his career. As nice as these numbers sound, DeCoud has shown weakness in pass coverage from time to time, and in a secondary filled with young guns, it is important that the veterans do not make the mistakes. There has been a buzz lately around Flowery Branch that DeCoud could be a surprise cut this offseason. This week, I examine this possibility as well as the pros and cons.
Atlanta could potentially cut DeCoud, absorbing a $1.8 million in dead money, which is what is left on DeCoud’s contract. Essentially, this move would actually save Atlanta $3.0 million in terms of the hard cap. Keep in mind that a few defensive veterans are due bonuses this offseason, Osi is due around a million, which would make it difficult to part ways with the p
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