rotoworldA league source tells Yahoo's Rand Getlin that Falcons FS Thomas DeCoud will be released by the fourth day of the new league year.
The oddly-specific date is because $2.3 million of DeCoud's $4.2 million salary becomes guaranteed on the fifth day of the new league year, which begins March 11. The move would clear $3 million in cap space. DeCoud had a miserable 2013 for the Falcons' soft defense, grading out 83-of-86 in Pro Football Focus' safety ratings. He turns 29 next month.
Thank goodness. I'd rather start a golden retriever than Thomas DeCoud. Could tackle better and probably better at intercepting passes.