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  • Saints' D.J. Swearinger: No longer on COVID list

    Swearinger was activated from the COVID-19 list on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Swearinger is able to rejoin the Saints ahead of their NFC divisional-round matchup on Sunday against Tampa Bay after clearing the league's COVID-19 protocols. The 29-year-old's return provides depth for the Saints' secondary.
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  • Saints' D.J. Swearinger: Hits COVID-19 list

    New Orleans placed Swearinger on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Jeff Duncan of The Athletic reports. Swearinger joins a host of Saints players -- including their entire RB room -- who are ineligible to play Sunday after landing on the COVID-19 list. With Marcus Williams (ankle) and C.J. Gardner-Johnson (COVID-19) also out, New Orleans' secondary depth will be thin against Carolina.
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  • Saints' D.J. Swearinger: Healthy scratch for Week 8

    Swearinger (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Bears. Swearinger won't be needed at free safety for a road trip to the Windy City, as Marcus Williams and P.J. Williams are both available to play. The South Carolina product has made three appearances during his first full season with New Orleans, tallying an average of 17 defensive snaps per game in those contests.
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  • Saints' D.J. Swearinger: Back with Saints

    Swearinger inked a one-year, $1.1 million deal with the Saints on Sunday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Swearinger was a late signing Week 15 by the Saints, and the team elected to keep him around. In five games between the Raiders and Saints, the 28-year-old produced 22 tackles (15 solo) and two pass breakups. He'll provide depth at safety for the Saints heading into the 2020 campaign.
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  • Saints' D.J. Swearinger: Lands in Big Easy

    Swearinger signed a contract with the Saints on Wednesday, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Swearinger was let go by the Raiders last week and will now join a playoff team down the stretch. The 28-year-old provides depth at safety with Vonn Bell (knee) and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (concussion) not healthy.
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  • Raiders' D.J. Swearinger: Seven tackles in Raiders debut

    Swearinger registered seven tackles during Sunday's 17-10 victory over Cincinnati. In his first game since signing with the Raiders, Swearinger logged 38 defensive snaps while helping to replace the injured Karl Joseph (foot) and Lamarcus Joyner (hamstring). Even though Joyner could return sooner than later, it's possible Swearinger could see more snaps in Week 12 when the Raiders travel to play the Jets.
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  • Raiders' D.J. Swearinger: Signs with Raiders

    Swearinger signed a contract with the Raiders on Friday, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports. Swearinger's signing comes on the heels of news that Oakland's starting strong safety, Karl Joseph, may have suffered a significant injury in Thursday night's win over the Chargers. If that is indeed the case, Swearinger could be thrust into a crucial role immediately for the Raiders alongside fellow safeties Erik Harris and Lamarcus Joyner. Swearinger last played for the Cardinals earlier this season before being released in late September.
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  • D.J. Swearinger: Let go by Cardinals

    The Cardinals released Swearinger on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The Cardinals showcased a notoriously bad pass defense through the first four games, allowing 10 touchdowns (ranked 30th) and 271 passing yards per game (22nd). They needed to make a change, and Swearinger appears to be the casualty after playing all but one defensive snap during the first quarter of the season. This also may illustrate Arizona's confidence in rookie fifth-round pick Deionte Thompson's ability to start at strong safety alongside Budda Baker.
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  • Cardinals' D.J. Swearinger: Cardinals debut put on hold

    Swearinger won't play in Sunday's season finale versus the Seahawks, Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic reports. Swearinger has been with the Cardinals for less than a week, which wasn't enough time to learn the playbook and get into the lineup. He'll look to start fresh in his second stint with Arizona next season. Swearinger could battle for a hefty role since he had 53 tackles, 10 pass breakups and four interceptions this season, although current starters Budda Baker and Antonie Bethea are both signed for three more years.
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  • Redskins' D.J. Swearinger: Notches sack in loss

    Swearinger recorded three tackles (all solo), including a sack, and a forced fumble in Sunday's loss to Houston. Swearinger hasn't recorded many tackles this year, but he's been a quality player for the Redskins. His performance Sunday gives him 37 tackles, including two sacks, nine passes defensed, four interceptions and three forced fumbles on the season. Looking ahead, Swearinger and the Redskins will take on the Cowboys in Week 12.
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  • Redskins' D.J. Swearinger: Active Week 4

    Swearinger (hamstring) is officially active for Monday night's game against the Chiefs. Swearinger's chances of suiting up seemed increasingly grim while he progressively reduced his practice participation this past week, but he's apparently ready to go for Monday night's tilt. The 26-year-old should resume his starting free safety duties as the Redskins attempt to slow Kareem Hunt and the Chiefs' vaunted rushing attack.
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  • Redskins' D.J. Swearinger: Limited by back injury

    Swearinger was limited at Wednesday's practice by a back injury. Swearinger's ability to practice, even in a limited capacity, suggests he'll likely be available Week 2 against the Rams. He played 66 of 68 defensive snaps Week 1 against the Eagles, recording five tackles (all solo) and one pass defensed.
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  • Redskins' D.J. Swearinger: Likely to start at free safety

    Swearinger appears likely to start at free safety for the Redskins this season, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. "He just looks like a safety back there," head coach Jay Gruden noted. "He has got a lot of talent. We know that he's a physical guy, but as far as coverages and breaking up things, he's got a lot of confidence and he's going to really, really emerge as a top safety not only for this team but in this league." Swearinger signed a three-year deal with the Redskins this offseason. Washington has plenty of depth at safety, but with DeAngelo Hall coming off ACL surgery, it appears it will be Swearinger's job to lose. The 25-year-old is expected to line up alongside Su'a Cravens in the starting lineup, as the second-year man transitions from linebacker to strong safety this offseason.
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  • D.J. Swearinger: Signs with Cardinals practice squad

    The Cardinals signed Swearinger to the practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. In parts of three seasons with the Texans and Buccaneers, the 2013 second-round pick has totaled 157 tackles (115 solo), three interceptions, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries across 39 games. If another member of the Cardinals' secondary joins Jerraud Powers (strained calf) on the injury list, Swearinger could be called upon to serve as a backup.
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  • Buccaneers claim safety D.J. Swearinger

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Probables make up most of injury report issued by Texans

    The typically lengthy injury report released Friday by the Texans for their Sunday game against Tennessee has confirmed that linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will not play. Neither will cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee). Linebacker Akeem Dent (neck) is questionable. The other players on the report are probable. They are linebackers Jeff Tarpinian (knee), Max Bullough (hamstring), Brian Cushing (knee) and Mike Mohamed (hip), cornerbacks Darryl Morris (thigh) and Johnathan Joseph (knee), tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), running back Arian Foster (groin) and safeties D.J. Swearinger (ankle) and Kendrick Lewis (knee).
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