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Da'Norris Searcy: A-
Da'Norris Searcy was all over the field against the Bengals, finishing with 16 tackles, three for a loss and one sack. Searcy did a great job playing near the line of scrimmage and limiting the passing game. With the return of Jairus Byrd, Mike Pettine now has four options at the two safety positions to match up best with opposing offenses.
Jim Leonhard: A-
Jim Leonhard was able to force the only turnover on the Bengals with an interception of Dalton in the second quarter. He has filled in nicely for Byrd the first part of the year and should continue to see playing time even with Byrd returning.
Jairus Byrd: C
Byrd showed some rust and at times looked hesitant playing in this new defensive system. Both these issues will work themselves out as Byrd gets back into game shape. He finished his first game back with four tackles and one pass defended.
Aaron Williams: F
Aaron Williams struggled at times against Dalton, and the Bills offense was cut up for 337 yards and three touchdowns. Now that the secondary is getting healthier, it would not surprise me to see Williams moved between safety and cornerback depending on the situation.
Leodis McKelvin: F
Leodis McKelvin struggled against the Bengals wide receivers and had one of his worst games this season. McKelvin gave up two of Dalton's three touchdowns to receivers he was covering.
Stephon Gilmore: Incomplete
I am not going to give Stephon Gilmore a grade because he was at a huge disadvantage with one hand wrapped in a cast. He showed some rust but did have some good plays and finished with three tackles.