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January 12, 2021 02:00 AM
Saints' D.J. Swearinger: No longer on COVID list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 2, 2021 07:32 PM
Saints' D.J. Swearinger: Hits COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 1, 2020 03:20 PM
Saints' D.J. Swearinger: Healthy scratch for Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 23, 2020 12:44 AM
Saints' D.J. Swearinger: Back with Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 19, 2019 04:16 AM
Saints' D.J. Swearinger: Lands in Big Easy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 10, 2019 05:56 PM
D.J. Swearinger: Shown door by Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Raiders waived Swearinger on Tuesday.

Swearinger was a starter with the Cardinals to begin the season before being cut Sept. 30. The 28-year-old found a new home in Oakland with Lamarcus Joyner dealing with a hamstring injury and Karl Joseph (foot) being placed on IR. However, Joyner is healthy, and the Raiders appear comfortable with the four safeties they have on board. Swearinger has posted 48 tackles over eight games this year.

November 18, 2019 11:16 PM
Raiders' D.J. Swearinger: Seven tackles in Raiders debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 9, 2019 06:04 PM
Raiders' D.J. Swearinger: Signs with Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 1, 2019 10:44 PM
D.J. Swearinger: Let go by Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 11, 2019 11:24 PM
Cardinals' D.J. Swearinger: Back practicing Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swearinger (undisclosed) practiced Sunday, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Swearinger had been nursing a soft tissue injury for the last couple of weeks, but it appears the defensive back is back healthy. He may be in line to make his preseason debut Thursday against the Raiders.

July 31, 2019 11:48 AM
Cardinals' D.J. Swearinger: Managing soft tissue injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swearinger did not practice Tuesday due to a soft tissue injury, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports.

The details of Swearinger's injury remain undisclosed, as does a timetable for his return. The 27-year-old joined the Cardinals off waivers during the final stretches of the 2018 season after being released by the Redskins. If he can get healthy, Swearinger appears in line for a key role in Arizona's secondary.

December 30, 2018 10:56 AM
Cardinals' D.J. Swearinger: Cardinals debut put on hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 26, 2018 09:04 AM
Cardinals' D.J. Swearinger: Lands with Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swearinger posted on his personal Instagram account Tuesday that he was claimed off waivers by the Cardinals.

The Redskins informed the veteran safety of his release from the team Monday, two days after he criticized defensive coordinator Greg Manusky's playcalling in the Week 16 loss to the Titans. Though many teams were believed to be interested in scooping up Swearinger off waivers, he'll ultimately land back in Arizona, where he played for portions of the 2015 and 2016 seasons. He'll likely check in as the No. 3 safety on the depth chart behind starters Antoine Bethea and Budda Baker.

December 24, 2018 11:52 AM
D.J. Swearinger: Released by Redskins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swearinger was released by the Redskins on Monday, Grant Paulsen of The Athletic reports.

Swearinger comes shortly after he criticized his coaches. Coach Jay Gruden talked about Swearinger's comments after Sunday's loss to the Titans, saying, "what he's doing is not helpful one bit," and, "it is a distraction," JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. Swearinger had been a starting safety for the Redskins and he'll likely have suitors this offseason.

November 21, 2018 01:40 AM
Redskins' D.J. Swearinger: Notches sack in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 18, 2018 11:56 PM
Redskins' D.J. Swearinger: Two interceptions in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swearinger recorded three tackles, all solo, two passes defensed and two interceptions across 61 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Colts.

The Redskins held Andrew Luck to just 179 passing yards Sunday, in part due to a pair of timely interceptions by Swearinger. The first came off a Mason Foster batted ball with the Colts driving into Washington territory early in the second quarter. The second came in the third quarter and gave the Redskins back the ball on the Colts' 31-yard line, resulting in a Dustin Hopkins field goal.

August 18, 2018 05:08 PM
Redskins' D.J. Swearinger: Makes preseason debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

After missing the preseason opener, Swearinger (hamstring) retook the field during Thursday's Week 2 preseason game.

Swearinger recorded just one tackle on the night, but it's at least a good sign that his hamstring issue appears to be behind him. The seventh-year pro is slated to start at safety for the Redskins again in 2018 after posting career-high marks in defensive snaps (1,095), tackles (61) and interceptions (four) in 2017.

August 9, 2018 08:40 PM
Redskins' D.J. Swearinger: Out for Thursday's preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swearinger (hamstring) will miss the Redskins' preseason opener Thursday, Kimberley A. Martin of The Washington Post reports.

Swearinger is apparently nursing a minor hamstring injury that doesn't look to be too serious. The Redskins appear to be taking the cautious route with their starting safety in hopes of ensuring that he'll be playing in the games that actually count. Either way, we should have a clearer indication of Swearinger's status in the coming days.

January 10, 2018 02:24 AM
Redskins' D.J. Swearinger: Posts 79 tackles on year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swearinger recorded 79 tackles (61 solo), 10 passes defensed, four interceptions, one forced fumble and 0.5 sacks across 16 contests this season.

Swearinger's first season in the nation's capital was one for the books, as the safety notched career-highs in almost every statistical category. He was second on the team in tackles and provided a consistent presence in Washington's secondary, as his 1,095 defensive reps were the most on the defensive unit.

November 21, 2017 10:44 PM
Redskins' D.J. Swearinger: Notches another interception
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swearinger logged his third interception of the season in Sunday's overtime loss to the Saints.

Swearinger now has three picks across the previous two weeks, while he had not recorded any prior to that. The 26-year-old also came one tackle short of a season high by posting six (five solo) on the day. He was one of four Redskins defenders to see all 71 defensive snaps in the contest.

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Sun 09/13vs TBW 34-2331400000
Mon 09/21@ LVL 24-3400000000
Sun 09/27@ NOL 37-3000000000
Sun 10/04@ DETW 35-2910100000
Mon 10/12vs LACW 30-2700000000
Sun 10/25@ NOL 24-2700000000
Sun 11/01@ CHIL 26-2300000000
Sun 11/08@ TBW 38-310100000
Sun 11/15vs SFW 27-1310100000
Sun 11/22vs ATLW 24-900000000
Sun 11/29@ DENW 31-320200000
Sun 12/06@ ATLW 21-1610100100
Sun 12/13@ PHIL 21-2400000000
Sun 12/20vs KCL 29-3200000000
Fri 12/25vs MINW 52-3330300000
Sun 01/17vs TBL 20-3000000000
Career Defensive Stats
Total11073425 327.098 4.51410931043

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