The legal tampering period is now underway in the National Football League, and during this time teams and agents can begin talking about those players who are set to become free agents on Tuesday. The Colts have been linked to a number of big-name free agents over the past week, but so far during the legal tampering period things have gotten pretty quiet.
One report about the Colts being linked to a player comes from ESPN's Josina Anderson, who says that the Colts are one of several teams to make initial inquiries about Bills safety Da'Norris Searcy.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Source: The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Colts?src=hash">#Colts</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Texans?src=hash">#Texans</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Raiders?src=hash">#Raiders</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Dolphins?src=hash">#Dolphins</a> are among teams that made preliminary inquiries on impending UFA SS Da'Norris Searcy today.</p>— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) <a href="https://twitter.com/JosinaAnderson/status/574333519213670400">March 7, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
In four years with the Bills, Searcy played in 62 games (starting 23) and recorded 209 tackles, four sacks, 14 passes defensed, five interceptions (one touchdown), and three forced fumbles. His role increased over the past two seasons, as he started seven games in 2013 and thirteen games in 2014. He has been a good starter for the Bills recently and would definitely be an upgrade over LaRon Landry for the Colts. Anderson reports that the Texans, Raiders, and Dolphins have also made inquiries about the safety. An interesting note is that Searcy spent the 2007 season with Chuck Pagano at North Carolina.
The Colts will certainly be in the market for safety help this offseason, even if they bring back Mike Adams as expected. Da'Norris Searcy would certainly provide an upgrade over LaRon Landry and would almost certainly come at a cheaper price as well.