5 Falcons Who May Be Let Go This Offseason

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Nov 10, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) scores a touchdown past Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud (28) during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Seahawks defeated the Falcons 33-10. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


One of the most criticized players on the team, DeCoud faced constant adversity in 2013.  The 2012 Pro-Bowler didn’t benefit from a lackluster pass rush, but he often took bad angles, and was a liability in coverage.  Now his coverage woes this year were a bit surprising due to the 6 interceptions he produced in 2012, but this year he seemed lost at times.  With a 4.8 million cap hit next year, Dimitroff may feel comfortable letting the Free Safety go.

If DeCoud is shown the door, expect Atlanta to be a major player in the Jairus Byrd sweepstakes.

UPDATE: Reports have the Falcons cutting DeCoud before March 15th.