Keeping Da'Norris Searcy May Be Challenging

The Buffalo Bills have already invested big money into the safety position when they extended Aaron Williams' contract in 2014. Doug Whaley doesn't want to use much more cap space at the position, so Da'Norris Searcy may walk away in free agency.

The Buffalo Bills already paid one safety big money when they extended Aaron Williams' contract in 2014. Doug Whaley made it seem as though the team does not want to put too much money into the position when asked about Da'Norris Searcy at the NFL Scouting Combine. 

"Searcy is going to be a little challenging because we have paid Aaron Williams, and there's some money tied u in that position and Searcy may probably garner starting money at safety. That's going to be a little more challenging getting that done just because of the cap space used on that position."

Searcy is coming off of the best season of his career. In 2014, Searcy started 13 games and had a career high three interceptions. Searcy, a terrific run defender, also improved in coverage this season. He played 666 total snaps for the Bills this season.

Spotrac.com projected that Searcy could get a contract of about $5.3 million on average on the free agent market. If that projection is correct, the Bills will probably be better off letting Searcy walk away. 

Whaley noted that Duke Williams, Bacarri Rambo and Jonathan Meeks would get the opportunity to compete for the starting job if Searcy leaves in free agency. Corey Graham could also be an option, although he was terrific at cornerback in 2014.


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