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Swearinger happy to start over in Tampa Bay

Former Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger met with reporters for the first time in Tampa Bay on Monday, and while he didn't want to go into detail about what went wrong in Houston, he didn make it clear he was happy to have another chance to prove himself. Talk that Swearinger might be in trouble with the Texans began when his name popped up in trade talk just prior to last month...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

D.J. Swearinger calls opportunity in Tampa a chance 'to get a new start'

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers bolstered their depth at the safety position last week when they claimed D.J. Swearinger off waivers from the Houston Texans. In all honesty, it's a move that may very well end up benefitting both sides in a big way. According to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN, Swearinger is ready to get a fresh start in a new town. "I think it's a plus for me to get a new start...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

What does Swearinger bring to the Bucs

My Twitter mentions and email has been flooded with Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans asking about former Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger, who the Bucs claimed off of waivers on Tuesday.  Knowing a limited amount of information on Swearinger — except for knowing he hits but doesn’t tackle and struggles in coverage — many fans compare him to former Bucs safety Mark Barron...
Via The Bay Cave
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs did not put in a waiver claim for D.J. Swearinger

Kansas City seems like it could use all the safety help it can get. But things aren't always as they seem. General manager John Dorsey never put a claim in on former second-round pick safety D.J. Swearinger, per reports. The former Houston Texans hard-hitter ended up joining the Buccaneers, so K.C. would've been outbid anyway.  But it's still a big vote of confidence in the group...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns fail to land the hottest safety on the market

After the Houston Texans decided to release D.J. Swearinger yesterday, he immediately became an attractive commodity for a handful of teams. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Browns were in the mix. Browns and Falcons also had some level of interest. But neither could reel in former Texans safety. Tampa has. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 12...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

A big-hitting safety just hit the market; should the St. Louis Rams sign him?

The Houston Texans released D.J. Swearinger today. The loud-mouthed, hard-hitting safety apparently didn’t want to play special teams, so the Texans told him to hit the road. Oh wow. RT @JamesStarksKPRC: Source: #Texans safety DJ Swearinger waived due to unwillingness to play Special Teams. — Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) May 12, 2015 It just so happens that safety is a bit...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans will say their goodbyes to former second round pick in 2013

In second round of the 2013 NFL Draft the Houston Texans decided to draft D.J. Swearinger, a free safety out of South Carolina and after just two seasons with the team, it has come to an abrupt end. The former Gamecock has made it clear that he will not be a member of the Texans in 2015, but is thankful to all those who supported his short span as a player in their organization...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

D.J. Swearinger says goodbye to Texans

The odd situation regarding former Houston Texans second-round pick D.J. Swearinger took another turn on Monday. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the starting safety was informed by Houston that he will not return to the team in 2015. The club had apparently tried to trade Swearinger, but there weren’t any takers. This means that an outright release is probably in the...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Steelers be Interested in Safety D.J. Swearinger?

Early Monday morning Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger announced on instagram that he was leaving the team, writing “One heck of an opportunity #texannation I appreciate everything and the opportunity and memories!! It’s time for a new chapter and the defining moment of my career!! So long #HOUSTONTEXANS.” It’s not completely clear at this point if he’s being released...
Via Steel City Blitz
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Part Ways With 2013 Second-Round Draft Pick

The Houston Texans drafted DJ Swearinger in the second round of the 2013 draft. Now, he's ready to move on.He announced Monday on his Instagram account that "It's time for a new chapter" in his career. He also thanked the Texans for the opportunity he got, and that he appreciated every moment.This comes as a surprise as the Texans failed to draft a safety in this years draft, though...
Via Pro Football Spot
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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