Swearinger was released by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. A 2013 second-round draft pick, Swearinger has rightfully earned a reputation for delivering big hits. Of course, many of those hits have been illegal, and his work in pass coverage leaves much to be desired. He may have to wait until next season to get another look from an NFL team.
The Buccaneers have claimed safety D.J. Swearinger off waivers, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Swearinger was released by the Texans on Monday after some confusion on whether he was stilll on the team or not. Swearinger totaled 74 tackles with two interceptions in 2014 for Houston. As a result, Tampa Bay cut defensive back M.D. Jennings. He recorded 74 tackles with one sack in 16 games for Tampa Bay in 2014.
The Texans have reportedly cut ties with safety D.J. Swearinger after an odd exchange on Monday, according to the Houston Chronicle. The team later confirmed the report. Swearinger took to Instagram on Monday after he apparently received the news of his termination, saying "It's time for a new chapter and the defining moment of my career." Texans coach Bill O'Brien originally disputed the report. Swearinger totaled 74 tackles with two interceptions in 16 games in 2014.
After failing to find a trade partner, the Texans seemed to have released safety D.J. Swearinger on Monday, ending the former second-round pick's tenure in Houston, per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Swearinger posted about the release on his Instragram page, saying, "It's time for a new chapter and the defining moment of my career!" Swearinger started 22 games for the Texans over the last two seasons and in 2014, he totaled 73 tackles and two interceptions. But Texans coach Bill O'Brien disputed the report, per the Houston Chronicle, saying that Swearinger was still on the team and that "it's a free country" when asked about the player's post.
The Texans are trying to trade safety D.J. Swearinger, sources told NFL.com. Swearinger has started 22 games for the Texans over the last two seasons. In 2014, Swearinger totaled 73 tackles and two interceptions.