The Panthers released Searcy on Monday.
Searcy has 58 NFL starts to his name, including two last year for the Panthers before concussion symptoms brought his season to an early end. Rashaan Gaulden now becomes a clear favorite to start alongside Eric Reid at safety in Carolina, while the 30-year-old Searcy may need to compete for a roster spot elsewhere. Reid is the safest bet for IDP production in the Panthers secondary.
Searcy (concussion) will play during the 2019 season, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Searcy played only two games in 2018 as his season was derailed by concussions. However, he's on track to get healthy and return for 2019. Projected to play a key role in Carolina's secondary, the 30-year-old isn't locked in to start at safety with Eric Reid having signed a three-year deal with the Panthers earlier this offseason.
Searcy's (concussion) practice period to return expired Wednesday, which will keep him on injured reserve for the rest of the season, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.
Searcy was designated to return off injured reserve Nov. 28, and the Panthers had 21 days to make a decision on whether to return him to the active roster. The 30-year-old sustained the concussion Week 2 at Atlanta and will finish the season with five tackles in two games.
Searcy (concussion) won't be activated off injured reserve for Sunday's game at Cleveland, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.
Searcy was designated to return off injured reserve last week but will have to wait at least another week before returning to game action. The Panthers have until Dec. 19 to bring the 30-year-old onto the 53-man roster or he will revert to injured reserve for the rest of the season.
Searcy (concussion) won't be activated off injured reserve for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
Searcy returned to practice this week and was designated to return by the Panthers, so it's not surprising they want some more time to evaluate him in practice. The 30-year-old has a 21-day window to be activated from the day he was designated to return (Nov. 28), so there's still plenty of time before a decision needs to be made.
Searcy (concussion) has been designated for return by the Panthers, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Searcy has already sat out eight games because of the concussion, allowing him to return at any time during the 21-day window that opens following his designation for return. It's unclear exactly how soon the Panthers anticipate Searcy returning from the issue, while the signing of Eric Reid during Searcy's absence could complicate the Panthers' safety spot when Searcy is cleared to return.
Searcy (concussion) worked on the side with trainers at practice Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Searcy landed on injured reserve after suffering the concussion Week 2 against the Falcons and is eligible to return this week, though he has yet to officially be given the IR-return designation. If the 30-year-old is designated to return, he would then have a 21-day practice window in which he could be activated or he will remain on IR for the duration of the season. The Panthers signed Eric Reid to start at safety opposite Mike Adams after Searcy was placed on IR, so the team can remain cautious with his return.
The Panthers placed Searcy on injured reserve after he suffered two concussions within 30 days of each other, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
It'll be a big loss for the Panthers, as Searcy combined for 70 defensive snaps through the first two weeks and made five tackles in the process. Expect Colin Jones to see an uptick in snaps.
Searcy (concussion) was ruled out for Sunday's game against Cincinnati, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Searcy sustained the concussion in last Sunday's game against the Falcons and was unable to practice this week. The 29-year-old now has an additional week to clear the concussion protocol with the Panthers' Week 4 bye. Colin Jones should step in at safety against the Bengals on Sunday.
Searcy (concussion) is not practicing Thursday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Searcy left Sunday's game against the Falcons in the second half and never returned after he was examined for a possible concussion. This is obviously not an encouraging sign for his availability for Sunday's contest. Colin Jones took over in his absence last week, and he'll be the favorite to do so again this week if Searcy is ruled out.
Searcy (concussion) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against Atlanta, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
With Searcy unable to return, Colin Jones will take over safety duties. It's unclear whether Searcy will be ready for Week 3, but we should get a clearer indication of his status following this week's practice report.
Searcy (concussion) is ruled out and will not return against the Falcons on Sunday, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports..
Searcy suffered a concussion in the first half of Sunday's contest and will not return to the field. Colin Jones remain in as Searcy's replacement, and Searcy will attempt to work to clear the concussion protocol in the coming week.
Searcy exited Sunday's game against the Falcons, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Searcy remains out to begin the game's second half, and is being examined by trainers in the locker room. Colin Jones will continue to serve as Carolina's starting free safety as long as Searcy is sidelined.
Searcy (concussion) participated in Tuesday's practice, Joe Person of The Athletic Carolina reports.
Searcy has been in concussion protocol for nearly two weeks, but his participation in Tuesday's practice suggests that the safety is fully cleared of any symptoms. Searcy is expected to begin the season as the Panthers' starting free safety.
Searcy (concussion) did not practice Monday, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.
Searcy missed last week's preseason game against the Patriots after sustaining a concussion during the team's second preseason game the week prior against the Dolphins. There's no timeline for when he may be back in action. Rashaan Gaulden has been working with Mike Adams in the starting lineup in Searcy's absence.
Searcy suffered a concussion Friday against the Dolphins and will enter the league-mandated protocol for head injuries, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Searcy finished Friday's game with two tackles in his short period of action. He'll figure to miss several days as he works through the league's concussion protocol. Expect to see some more reps from Colin Jones and Rashaan Gaulden with Searcy out.
Searcy exited Friday's preseason game against Miami to be evaluated for a concussion, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.
Searcy took a blow to the head in the first quarter of Friday's tilt and headed to the locker room with some of the training staff. He'll be forced to miss several days if he is diagnosed with a concussion. Look for Colin Jones and Rashaan Gaulden to see some increased reps as long as Searcy is sidelined.
Searcy signed a two-year contract with the Panthers on Friday, Bryan Strickland of the team's official site reports.
Searcy, who can make up to $5.7 million on this new deal per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, was let go by the Titans earlier this month after spending most of the 2017 season in a reserve role. He'll have the opportunity to regain starter status in Carolina with the Panthers looking to find a replacement for Kurt Coleman. The durable Searcy, who's missed only five games in his seven professional seasons, averaged 53.3 tackles and 4.7 pass breakups per season while serving as a starter for the Titans and Bills from 2014-16.
Searcy was released by the Titans on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
A starter throughout much of his career, Searcy was relegated to a backup role for the majority of 2017 after the Titans acquired Johnathan Cyprien in the offseason. Tennessee will save nearly $4 million against the 2018 cap with this transaction, and Searcy can scour the market for another chance to start. He hasn't been a useful IDP since leaving Buffalo after the 2014 campaign.
Searcy was able to put in a full practice Thursday.
Searcy was considered day-to-day after suffering an ankle injury in Sunday's game against the Colts. However, the backup strong safety appears to have recovered from the issue and looks on track to play Sunday, barring any setbacks.