|2013 Regular Season|
DeCoud started 11 games last season for the Panthers but lost his starting job to rookie Tre Boston late in the year. He had 46 tackles, two passes defensed and had one interception. DeCoud joined the Panthers last offseason after six years with the Falcons. He had one year left on his two-year contract with Carolina.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound DeCoud spent the last six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and went to the Pro Bowl in 2012. He started 15 games in 2013 and had 83 tackles and returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown. Earlier Thursday, the team signed free-agent tight end Ed Dickson from the Baltimore Ravens.