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Da'Norris Searcy, Buffalo Bills have not talked contract in two weeks

If you were holding out hope that the Buffalo Bills and Da'Norris Searcy would find a middle ground in contract negotiations, prepare for disappointment: they haven't talked contract in two weeks.

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Two weeks ago, speaking from the 2015 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley admitted to reporters that the team was unlikely to re-sign free agent safety Da'Norris Searcy, knowing that a weak safety market could drive his price out of the team's ideal range.

"That one’s going to be a little more challenging, but we’re going to try to make it work," Whaley said on February 19.

Evidently, those efforts quickly subsided, because John Wawrow of The Associated Press is reporting today that the Bills and Searcy's representatives have not held contract talks in two weeks, which marks the point of the Bills' most recent offer.

Searcy won't become a free agent until 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 10, when the 2015 league year begins. But other NFL teams can begin contacting his representation this Saturday, March 7, and given that Searcy and the Bills have not held contract talks of late, the long-presumed inevitability of Searcy's departure looks even more likely today. Time will tell how much attention he commands in free agency.