The Bills would like to keep all of their unrestricted free agents, but some might be easier to return to the fold than others. Such might prove to be the case with S Da’Norris Searcy.
Searcy is coming off a very successful season as he assumed a starting safety role opposite Aaron Williams and was very productive. But if Searcy is looking to cash in big time on his second contract, like most NFL players, it could prove too steep for the Bills to handle.
“Searcy is going to be a little challenging with Searcy just because we have paid Aaron Williams and there’s some money tied up in that position,” said GM Doug Whaley. “Searcy may probably garner starter money at safety. That’s going to be a little more challenging trying to get that done just because of the cap space dedicated to that position.”
Fortunately for the Bills if they can’t come to an agreement with Searcy they have depth at the position with Duke Williams, Baccari Rambo and Jonathan Meeks still on the roster.
“If he does move on we think we’ve got three guys that will compete and one of those guys is going to come out of there as the starter, but we have two excellent backups,” said Whaley.
On locker clean out day Searcy said as much as he’d like to return he has to put the needs of his family first. We’ll see how things pan out soon enough with free agency set to open in just over a couple of weeks.
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