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The Panthers on Friday placed S Da'Norris Searcy on IR after he suffered his 2nd concussion inside a 30-day span. The team's "unofficial" depth chart lists Colin Jones as Searcy's replacement. Rashaan Gaulden got the bulk of the replacement snaps after Searcy left in Week 2. We'll see how the replacement plan works out. For Week 3, Mike Adams is the only Panthers safety in play.

The Titans have signed free-agent OLB Brian Orakpo and re-signed free-agent OLB Derrick Morgan. Both players stood among the most talented edge rushers on the open market. Morgan tallied just 6.5 sacks last year but added another 7 QB hits and 30 hurries in his 1st season as a 3-4 OLB. Orakpo has lost 9+ games to injury 2 of the past 3 years but has reached 8.5 sacks in each of his other 4 years. The Titans quietly tied for 4th-most starter weeks (8) among team defenses in fantasy football last year. Look to them as a late-round draft option, especially with S Da'Norris Searcy also added and DE Leonard Williams potentially on the way in the NFL draft.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Titans have reached a 4-year, $24 million deal with S Da'Norris Searcy. That's clearly starter money for a guy who had trouble getting into and then staying in the lineup in Buffalo. Searcy did earn strong grades from Pro Football Focus for his play in 2014, though, and has flashed cross-category scoring potential for IDP owners. Look for Searcy to play SS next to Michael Griffin and probably land in DB2 territory when our 2015 IDP rankings come out.

Bills S Jairus Byrd will "probably" miss some time this year with his plantar fasciitis, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.  Byrd dealt with the same issues last year, when he got shots to manage it.  He looks iffy for Sunday's opener against the Patriots.  Without Byrd, the Bills would likely move Aaron Williams to the FS spot and insert SS Da'Norris Searcy into the lineup.  Duke Williams could also see time, though, getting in the way of Searcy's fantasy potential.  Missing Byrd would hurt the Buffalo D as well.

Bills S Jairus Byrd missed Thursday night's preseason finale because he was visiting a foot specialist for a 2nd opinion.  "His foot was sore," HC Doug Marrone told reporters after the game.  "We wanted to make sure we sent him down to Dr. Anderson... It's not a concern until Dr. Anderson says something."  Dr. Anderson also checked out DE Mario Williams earlier this summer when Williams sported a similarly mysterious sore foot.  Byrd, of course, held out through training camp out of unhappiness over the franchise tag.  S Aaron Williams has joined him in the starting lineup since Byrd's return.  If Byrd misses any further time, S Da'Norris Searcy would step back in.

Bills S Jairus Byrd has signed his franchise tender.  The team website reports that Byrd won't join the team for Wednesday's final day of training camp, instead arriving in Buffalo on Thursday -- a scheduled day off.  We'll see how quickly he can prove ready to re-enter the lineup.  “It’s a new system, and it’s an intricate system,” GM Doug Whaley said.  “Safeties do make a lot of calls, so he’s missed that. (He’s missed) a lot of the tempo of practice, so he’s going to have some ground to make up, but he’s a professional. I know he’ll come in here ready to work and try to contribute as soon as possible.”  DC Mike Pettine and HC Doug Marrone are both new to the team, steepening the learning curve.  Assuming Byrd's in shape, though, we still expect him to start on opening day.  We'll see whether the time off adds injury risk.  But Byrd remains an upside DB pick in your IDP league.  Check our DB rankings to see where he's nestled.

Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports that Bills S Jairus Byrd doesn't plan to report for the start of camp this weekend.  The franchised safety has yet to sign his tender, so he's not required to show.  He and the team never got close in negotiations on a long-term deal before the deadline passed to reach one.  Technically, Byrd doesn't need to report before the 11th regular-season game.  He must be around for those final 6 contests to accrue a year of service and grow his franchise rate for 2014.  We expect that he'll report sometime before the regular season begins, just as then-Steelers WR Mike Wallace did last summer under similar circumstances.  We'll see how long Byrd elects to sit out, though.  In the meantime, Da'Norris Searcy and Aaron Williams should run as the starting safeties.

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