Jan 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons free safety Thomas DeCoud (28) reacts during the second quarter of the NFC divisional playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Pro Bowl Safety Thomas Decoud To Be Cut


If you are looking for a free safety in free agency, here’s one to keep an eye on.

He’s not a long-term solution but in the right scheme DeCoud has potential as a ball hawk. He intercepted 10 passes between 2011 and 2012 before Atlanta’s front seven completely collapsed in 2013.

In his Pro Bowl season, 2012, DeCoud allowed a 66.3 quarterback rating intercepted six passes, and allowed a 62% catch rate. Those numbers are attainable with KC’s front seven and would be a significant upgrade over Kendrick Lewis. Again, it is not a sexy choice but it is an affordable one that makes the team better.

Don’t be surprised if the Chiefs don’t make a significant move at free safety, however. John Dorsey has been very high on Sanders Comings and there are affordable free agent backup options in-house with Husain Abdullah and Quintin Demps. This seems to be a more likely route than the Chiefs looking for a significant signing in free agency.

Still, DeCoud is a guy to keep your eye on.

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  • tm1946

    Maybe he can play Guard.

    • Tony Parker

      Lmao..

  • Justin R Groth

    Doubt this happens just re-signed Abdullah, could see us running with Commings and Abdullah

  • Justin R Groth

    Or Maybe we can sign somebody like Clemons and move Commings to CB. Clemons ran a 4.4 40 so he would have the speed to play the one deep…

  • paul pace

    I think losing both guards was a mistake that will come back to bite the Chiefs but, hopefully, Dorsey has a plan. Time will only tell!

  • CSconce

    Revis may be available, the way things are looking in Tampa… Not that we could afford him though!!