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D.J. Swearinger FS

Washington Redskins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
3%1%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
16662.0300

Player Updates

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Redskins' D.J. Swearinger: Signs three-year deal with Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swearinger signed a three-year, $13.5 million contract with the Redskins on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Swearinger will be joining his fourth team in the past five years. He had 66 tackles, including 2.0 sacks, and eight passes defensed, including three interceptions, while playing with the Cardinals last season. He'll likely be a primary backup at safety behind Su'a Cravens and DeAngelo Hall in 2017.

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Cardinals' D.J. Swearinger: Contributes three interceptions in 2016
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Swearinger produced 66 tackles (58 solo), including two sacks, and three interceptions among eight passes defended in 16 games during the 2016 campaign.

Used sparingly down the stretch in 2015 due to Tyrann Mathieu's torn ACL, Swearinger was brought back on a one-year deal in April to provide depth in a safety corps also populated by Tony Jefferson and free-agent pickup Tyvon Branch. The aforementioned trio sans Swearinger earned at least three starts within the first four games of this season, but Branch suffered a groin injury in Week 4 that resulted in a stay on injured reserve, thrusting the former into the starting lineup. Although Branch's return in Week 13 lasted just two games before he aggravated the issue and landed back on IR, Swearinger remained a starter for the rest of the year due to Mathieu's slow recovery and midseason shoulder subluxation, allowing just one appearance for the All-Pro after Week 8 until his placement on IR on Dec. 23. Both Mathieu and Branch are locked up through at least 2017, so another significant snap count (78 percent of the defensive snaps in 2016) could come to pass for Swearinger if the Cardinals opt for the cheaper of their two unrestricted free-agent safeties (also, Jefferson).

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Cardinals' D.J. Swearinger: On pace for starting role
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Swearinger is listed as the Cardinals' starting strong safety on the initial depth chart of training camp, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Surprisingly, Swearinger appears before Tyvon Branch, who was the Cardinals' notable offseason addition to the secondary. Swearinger may have a leg up due to his spell in Arizona last season, but ultimately their participation in the preseason will determine who gets to operate next to a healthy Tyrann Mathieu (knee), once he's cleared for action.

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Cardinals' D.J. Swearinger: Re-ups with Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

The Cardinals and Swearinger agreed to a contract Monday, the team's official site reports.

Swearinger logged a brief spell on the Cardinals' practice squad last season before his services were required due to Tyrann Mathieu's torn ACL. In six games thereafter -- including the team's two-game playoff run -- Swearinger recorded seven tackles (all solo), one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and one pass defended. If Mathieu's rehab extends into next season, Swearinger could pick up a modest role in the safety rotation, but the presence of Tyvon Branch and Tony Jefferson will likely limit him to a special teams role.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/11/16NE0000
29/18/16TB0010
39/25/16BUF0000
410/2/16LAR0000
510/6/16SF01.000
610/17/16NYJ0010
710/23/16SEA0000
810/30/16CAR0000
1011/13/16SF0000
1111/20/16MIN0000
1211/27/16ATL0010
1312/4/16WAS0000
1412/11/16MIA0000
1512/18/16NO0000
1612/24/16SEA0000
171/1/17LAR01.000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Houston Texans167154.0170100.0004
2014Houston Texans167351.022123115.52506
2015Arizona Cardinals477.000000.0001
2015Tampa Bay Buccaneers7129.030000.0000
2016Arizona Cardinals166658.0823134.31208
TOTAL59229179.05036447.325019
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Houston Texans1600100000
2014Houston Texans1600301010
2015Arizona Cardinals400101010
2015Tampa Bay Buccaneers7000011210
2016Arizona Cardinals1600000000
TOTAL59005031230
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/205
Birthdate:
9/1/1991
Age:
25
Hometown:

School:
South Carolina
NFL Experience:
5
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