D.J. SWEARINGER NEWS

NFC Notes: Bucs, Lions, Packers, Panthers & Vikings

Buccaneers Pat Yasinskas of ESPN writes that it “looks” like Jacquies Smith and George Johnson will start at defensive end. According to Yasinskas, Danny Lansanah appears to have the edge on the strong-side linebacker job. Yasinskas expects to see more utilization of tight ends this season, due to OC Dirk Koetter‘s history of using tight ends. Yasinskas believes D...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: D.J. Swearinger already getting first-team snaps with the Bucs

D.J. Swearinger may have been unceremoniously pushed out of Houston, but the Buccaneers are more than happy to have him in Tampa Bay. Originally a second-round pick out of South Carolina in 2013, Swearinger has had a somewhat solid start to his NFL career. In 22 career starts, he’s totaled 142 career tackles, a sack and three interceptions. Unfortunately, as evidenced by his brief...
Via cover32
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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,...
Via Fox Sports
16 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...
Via Fox Sports
20 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...
Via Fox Sports
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

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...
Via Fox Sports
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders try to claim safety D.J. Swearinger but fail

Oakland will have to make due with Charles Woodson and Nate Allen at safety.Per reports, the team attempted to claim former Texans safety D.J. Swearinger off waivers, but they were denied when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- the team with the highest priority -- snagged him.https://twitter.com/FieldYates/status/598529080015855616Oakland also would've been outbid by the Jaguars, who owned...
Via Fox Sports
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs, Jaguars, Raiders, Jets, Falcons, Bills, Steelers, & Ravens Placed Waiver Claims For D.J. Swearinger

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the eight teams placed waiver claims for former Texans S D.J. Swearinger on Tuesday. According to Yates, the list of teams that placed claims includes: the Buccaneers, Jaguars, Raiders, Jets, Falcons, Bills, Steelers, and Ravens. In the end, Swearinger wound up going to the Buccaneers, who had the No. ... The post Bucs, Jaguars, Raiders, Jets, Falcons...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 13, 2015  |  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. https://t.co/IFtHrv6aig — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 12...
Via cover32
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers claim former Texans safety D.J. Swearinger

It was expected, but nonetheless still surprising that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed former Houston Texans’ safety D.J. Swearinger Tuesday afternoon. The Buccaneers hold the top waiver claim through week three of the NFL season, so any player placed on waivers is theirs without worry if they want him. Bucs have claimed S DJ Swearinger. — Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) May 12, 2015...
Via EndZoneScore
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Claim D.J. Swearinger, Khaseem Greene

In an effort to infuse head coach Lovie Smith’s defense with more potential playmakers, the Buccaneers claimed safety D.J Swearinger and linebacker Khaseem Greene off of waivers from the Houston Texans and Chicago Bears, respectively. Both players have their faults, but each has the ability to be an impact player under Smith and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier if they are...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Claim S D.J. Swearinger Off Waivers From Texans

According to Rick Stroud, the Buccaneers have claimed S D.J. Swearinger off of waivers from the Texans. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Browns and Falcons both had interest in Swearinger. The Panthers were reportedly considering the possibility of placing a claim for Swearinger. This really shouldn’t come as a big surprise given that recent reports had said Tampa ....
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 12, 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...
Via cover32
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans Gave Up 200k To Cut Swearinger

The timing is weird, to say the least. DJ Swearinger was released by the Houston Texans yesterday. Swearinger himself announced the exit on his Instagram account hours before the Texans made it official. They did sign both Rahim Moore and Stevie Brown, but the safety position was already lacking depth in Houston. Cutting ties with "Swagg" means they have very few options. But let...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Safety D.J. Swearinger released by Texans after three seasons

  D.J. Swearinger has been released by the Houston Texans. The safety appeared in 16 games with 12 starts for the Texans last season and finished with 73 tackles, two interceptions and three forced fumbles. He started 10 games as a rookie in 2013 after Houston selected him in the second round out of South Carolina. He had 71 tackles, an interception and forced a fumble in 2013....
Via AP on Fox
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Swearinger released by Texans

HOUSTON (AP) D.J. Swearinger has been released by the Houston Texans. The safety appeared in 16 games with 12 starts for the Texans last season and finished with 73 tackles, two interceptions and three forced fumbles. He started 10 games as a rookie in 2013 after Houston selected him in the second round out of South Carolina. He had 71 tackles, an interception and forced a fumble...
Via AP on Fox
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans decide to eat the dead money after not finding a trade

Well it looks like former Texans safety D.J. Swearinger was right on with the timing of his goodbyes. The Houston Texans have decided to waive him after not being able to find any takers while shopping him around. Texans released Swearinger. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) May 11, 2015 #Texans have released all 2-4 round picks in 2013: Swearinger (No. 57), Brennan Williams...
Via cover32
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Could Place Waiver Claim On Former Texans S D.J. Swearinger

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Buccaneers could place a waiver claim on former Texans S D.J. Swearinger. A source tells Stroud that it’s currently a “50-50” whether the team actually placed a claim on the second-round pick from a few years ago. The Buccaneers have the No. 1 waiver position, which means they would win ... The post Buccaneers Could Place...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 11, 2015  |  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...
Via cover32
May 11, 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

D.J. Swearinger: ‘So long’ Houston Texans

Safety D.J. Swearinger announced he was leaving the Houston Texans on his Instagram account early Monday morning. 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 A photo posted by Dj Swearinger (@jungleboi_swaggg) on May 11, 2015...
Via Sports-Glory
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans Ready To Move On Without S D.J. Swearinger

The Houston Texans have informed S D.J. Swearinger that he will no longer be a member of their team, according to Ian Rapoport. Swearinger posted a goodbye to the Texans on his Instagram account Monday. “One heck of an opportunity #texannation I appreciate everything and the opportunity and memories!! It’s time for a new chapter ... The post Texans Ready To Move On Without S...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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...
Via Steel City Blitz
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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