Da’Norris Searcy To Tennessee Titans: Analysis And Opinions
By Les Bailey
The Tennessee Titans have appeared to break the ice during the “legal tampering” period, and are ready to sign Buffalo Bills Safety, Da’Norris Searcy to a contract when free agency officially begins at 4 PM Eastern Time today.
Titans Insider, and Tennessean reporter Jim Wyatt made the call via Twitter, and published a report in the Tennessean earlier today.
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There are no numbers on the table at this time, but Wyatt said via his article that after releasing former Safety, Bernard Pollard, the Titans needed to fill the hole, and Searcy emerged as the best candidate. He also said in an earlier post, that Tennessee intends to re-sign Michael Griffin before the deadline.
Da’Norris Searcy was drafted in the 4th round of the 2011 draft(100th overall), and played his collegiate ball at North Carolina.
His 2014 stats say he had 65 combined tackles, with two forced fumbles, and three interceptions. In his five seasons in Buffalo, he had 209 tackles, to go with four forced fumbles and five interceptions.
It’s pretty clear, in looking at his number over his career, he has went through the learning process, and had his best year in 2014.
Da”Norris Searcy is 26 years-old, is 5’11” and weighs in at 207 pounds. He was graded by Pro Football Focus at an 8.6 in 2014, and played 666 snaps in the Buffalo Bills defense.
With the speculation that the Tennessee Titans will draft DE Leonard Williams in the 2015 NFL Draft coming up next month, Da’Norris, and along with a healthy Michael Griffin, can start to fix the back-end of a defense that couldn’t get off the field in 2014.
RotoWorld is saying Searcy’s contract with The Titans will be giving him a $10.5 million guarantee per NFL Network’s Ian Rappaport.
They also say that:
"Still only 26 years old, Searcy is a rare quality signing by Titans GM Ruston Webster as a potentially ascending player coming off a strong season in Buffalo. Of course, Searcy played behind one of the NFL’s most ferocious front sevens with the Bills. The Titans’ front seven is among the league’s weakest"
Finally some news, and already it’s starting to look up. It appears the Titans are ready to roll up their sleeves, and more importantly, open their checkbook to get some talent on this team for the 2015 National Football season.
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