The Miami Dolphins have been studying defensive backs, both cornerbacks and safeties, this offseason, looking for the right player to pair with Reshad Jones in the back of the Miami defense, as well as a veteran to compete with Jamar Taylor and Will Davis as the team's second cornerback. One name that had been linked to the Dolphins was Buffalo Bills safety Da'Norris Searcy. That avenue looks to be a dead end, though, as a report from the Nashville Tennessean indicates Searcy is set to sign with the Tennessee Titans today.
The league's unofficial negotiating period ends at 4pm ET today, when teams can move from talking hypothetical "negotiating positions" to actually putting paper in front of a player and having him sign on the contract. For Miami, that should start with the signing of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, but could be followed in the next couple of days with some other moves as well. If the team had hoped to lure Searcy out of Buffalo and onto South Beach, it looks like they will receive only half of their wish.
Searcy was the Bills' fourth-round draft choice out of North Carolina in 2011. In four years with the team, Searcy has played in 62 contests, starting 23 times, with four sacks, five interceptions, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and 209 tackles.