FS Thomas DeCoud showed the Falcons enough in his first year as a starter to secure the starting job for 2010. At strong safety, however, sources say there could be a legitimate battle in the offseason. Word is the team will give its second-round pick from 2009, William Moore, an opportunity to beat out incumbent starter Erik Coleman for the SS job. Moore missed part of his rookie training camp after undergoing knee surgery and he appeared in just two games during the regular season before getting placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. The Falcons still believe he can be an effective contributor, particularly against the run. Coleman, who has started every game since signing with the Falcons before the ’08 season, might be difficult to unseat as an elder statesman of a very young secondary. He was second on the team in tackles in '09 with 116.
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