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36 D.J. Swearinger DB

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Buccaneers claim safety D.J. Swearinger
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

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.

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Texans release safety D.J. Swearinger
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

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.

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SS D.J. Swearinger says he's not on Texans, team disagrees
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

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. 

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Report: Texans trying to part with safety D.J. Swearinger
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

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.

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LB Brian Cushing among injured Texans cleared to play
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Texans linebacker Brian Cushing (knee) is active for the game against Tennessee after being listed as probable. He has 64 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in eight games.

Also suiting up for Houston are linebacker Max Bullough (hamstring), offensive tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee), safety Kendrick Lewis (knee), linebacker Mike Mohamed (hip), cornerback Darryl Morris (thigh), nose tackle Ryan Pickett (back), safety D.J. Swearinger (ankle) and linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (ankle).

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Houston Texans167154.0170100.0004
2014Houston Texans167351.022123115.52506
TOTAL32144105.039133110.325010
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Houston Texans1600100000
2014Houston Texans1600301010
TOTAL3200401010
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/208
Birthdate:
9/1/1991
Age:
23
Hometown:

School:
South Carolina
NFL Experience:
3
Awards:
2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl
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2016 Super Bowl
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