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Report: D.J. Swearinger already getting reps as the starting safety

Apparently D.J. Swearinger has made a strong impression on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since joining the team off waivers last month. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Swearinger worked almost completely with the first-team defense at OTAs late last week. Lovie Smith had great things to say about the newest safety in Tampa as well. "He's a very smart football player,...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

D.J. Swearinger: Being in Tampa Bay is the 'fresh start that I needed'

D.J. Swearinger is not only leaving what happened in Houston in the past, but he's completely focused on trying to make an impact with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. According to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN, Swearinger simply said he's excited for the fresh start with his new team.“It most definitely is a fresh start,’’ Swearinger told ESPN. “It’s a fresh start that I needed. It...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

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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May 19, 2015  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
May 19, 2015  |  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
May 14, 2015  |  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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May 12, 2015  |  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
May 11, 2015  |  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...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: Texans’ safety drawing interest, will he be dealt before draft?

The Houston Texans are still debating on some last-minute moves that could happen prior to the NFL Draft which will begin tomorrow evening. According to the latest reports from NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Texans have put safety D.J. Swearinger on the trading block. Swearinger is going into his third year and hasn’t show the Texans enough in order to keep his name out of trade...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

DJ Swearinger commits bonehead taunting, holding penalties

Houston Texans rookie safety DJ Swearinger cost his team three points with a couple of boneheaded penalties he committed before halftime against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday. After stopping the Jags on a 3rd and 2 play, the second-round pick from South Carolina taunted his opponent and was penalized. Instead of the Jags having to […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

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