Searcy, a former fourth-round pick of the Bills, signed a free agent contract with the Panthers in March.
Panthers OTA observations: Day 1
Curtis Samuel looks sharp in individual drills but sits out team periods as Panthers get him slowly back up to speed.
How Hurney's pre-draft plan played out
General manager Marty Hurney shared a basic blueprint prior to the NFL Draft, and the Panthers' picks fit with what he forecast.
Rashaan Gaulden craving chance to compete
Panthers' third-round choice slated to be in the running for snaps at safety but can play corner if called upon.
Piecing together a winning draft
The Panthers won't universally win in the court of public opinion no matter what draft path they choose, but the draft is about winning on the football field.
Ageless Mike Adams itching to lead
Safety Mike Adams enters his 15th NFL season but just his second with the Panthers aiming to spearhead a unit in transition.
Positional perspective on the NFL Draft
A look at how the position groups stack up relative to each other and to the Panthers' perceived roster needs.
Defensive back duo knows each other, Carolina well
Newly signed safety Da'Norris Searcy and cornerback Ross Cockrell played together for the Bills but also against each other as in-state college rivals.
3 off-the-field facts about each of Friday's signings
Get to know cornerback Ross Cockrell, safety Da'Norris Searcy and offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles.
Panthers sign safety Searcy, corner Cockrell to two-year deals
Da'Norris Searcy and Ross Cockrell - a pair of veterans with significant experience as starters - get two-year contracts that will bolster defensive back depth.