Da’Norris Searcy and Brandon Spikes weigh options of free agency
Safety Da’Norris Searcy and linebacker Brandon Spikes were important pieces to the success of the fourth-ranked Buffalo Bills defensive unit in 2014.
Searcy had to step in with the departure of safety Jarius Byrd, Buffalo was in need of secondary help so Aaron Williams filled Byrd’s free safety spot and Searcy became a full-time cover guy as the strong safety rather than the hybrid safety/linebacker position he had held previously.
“I didn’t just have to come in on third down and make plays like last year,” said Searcy. “I was out there full time so it allowed me to make a lot more plays this year. They got to see that I can also cover as well as rush the passer or do things in certain packages so it was good for me.”