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Titans in line to sign safety Da'Norris Searcy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans are poised to sign free-agent safety Da'Norris Searcy after free agency officially opens today, per Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

For the Buffalo Bills last season, Searcy started 12 games and played in 15, recording 58 tackles, five passes defensed, three interceptions, a fumble recovery and half a sack.

He's a good player in the box who will surely be looked to as the replacement for Bernard Pollard, who was recently cut.

The addition should be a good one for the team's longtime safety Michael Griffin, who is better in coverage than in run defense.

A source familiar with Searcy said he is a "good, solid player, a good guy, good leader, a guy who's going to do his job."

ESPN.com's resident scout Matt Williamson likes Searcy as a value in this market.

"He is a strong safety, so he will be Troy Polamalu Lite Lite," Williamson said. "A good football player, though, who did well when given the chance in Buffalo as well as a huge help on special teams. I thought he was one of the under-the-radar value unrestricted free agents."

Searcy was a box player in situational packages before he took on an expanded role last season.

He was a fourth-round draft pick out of North Carolina in 2011.