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Cardinals place OL Watford on IR, elevate S Swearinger

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have placed offensive lineman Earl Watford on season-ending injured reserve with a hand injury and elevated safety D.J. Swearinger from the practice squad. Coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that an MRI showed that Watford had ligament damage. Watford started the first two games at left guard while Mike Iupati recovered from knee surgery...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals promote S Swearinger, place OL Watford on injured reserve

The Arizona Cardinals made a move to bolster the depth in their secondary, signing safety D.J. Swearinger from the practice squad on Tuesday.Cardinals safeties Tony Jefferson (hamstring) and Rashad Johnson (ankle) were each limited in practice Tuesday while starting cornerback Jerraud Powers (calf) remained sidelined and will likely miss his second straight game when the Cardinals...
Via Fox Sports
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Promote S D.J. Swearinger, Place G Earl Watford On I.R.

The Arizona Cardinals have promoted S D.J. Swearinger to their active roster on Tuesday and placed G Earl Watford on season-ending injured reserve. Swearinger, 23, is a former second-round pick of the Texans out of South Carolina back in 2013. The Texans waived Swearinger shortly after the draft, and he was later claimed by the Buccaneers. Unfortunately, Tampa Bay cut him loose...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Sign S D.J. Swearinger To Practice Squad

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Cardinals signed S D.J. Swearinger to their practice squad on Tuesday. Swearinger, 23, is a former second-round pick of the Texans out of South Carolina back in 2013. The Texans waived Swearinger shortly after the draft, but he was later claimed by the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay cut him loose a few weeks ago. The Packers recently brought Swearinger...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Hosted S D.J. Swearinger For A Visit

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Packers brought in free agent S D.J. Swearinger for a visit on Monday. The Packers rarely bring in notable free agents for workouts mid-season, so this is somewhat interesting news. Micah Hyde left Sunday’s game with a hip injury, so Green Bay could be looking for some more help at the position. Swearinger, 23, is a former second-round...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Christine Michael & D.J. Swearinger Go Unclaimed

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the former Cowboys RB Christine Michael and former Buccaneers S D.J. Swearinger both went unclaimed off of waivers on Wednesday. Both players are now free to sign on with a team of their choosing. Michael, 24, is a former second-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2013. He was traded to the Cowboys at the start of the season for a conditional seventh...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Buccaneers release two, including D.J. Swearinger

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are making a few changes after their comeback victory against the Dallas Cowboys.According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers have decided to release two defensive players in Orie Lemon and D.J. Swearinger.As Auman notes, both players have played mainly on special teams this year. Swearinger was claimed off waivers when the Houston Texans...
Via Fox Sports
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Release Swearinger, Could Steelers Have Interest?

On the surface, it isn’t a topic seemingly worth discussing on here. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released safety D.J. Swearinger today. #Bucs Waive LB Orie Lemon, S D.J. Swearinger FULL STORY: https://t.co/Cy7Sd8Xp2o pic.twitter.com/rk3HfwIL80 — Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) November 17, 2015 But if you remember, the Pittsburgh Steelers were one of... The post Buccaneers...
Via Steelers Depot
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Waive S D.J. Swearinger & LB Orie Lemon

The Buccaneers have placed LB Orie Lemon and S D.J. Swearinger on waivers Tuesday, according to Greg Auman. Swearinger, 23, is a former second-round pick of the Texans out of South Carolina back in 2013. He still has two years remaining on his four-year, $3.49 million rookie contract, which includes base salaries of $722,390 and $881,085 over the next two years. The Texans waived Swearinger...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Texans safety D.J. Swearinger set face former team

Former Texans safety D.J. Swearinger, who returns to Houston this week as a member of the Tampa Buccaneers, said Wednesday he doesn't hold any hard feelings towards his old team. Houston released Swearinger in May after being unable to trade him. The three-year veteran, who was a second-round pick by the Texans in 2013, was claimed by the Buccaneers. “I believe everything happens...
Via Fox Sports
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Safety D.J. Swearinger Laying The Smack Down At Practice

D.J. Swearinger was not known for being the best cover guy during his time with the Houston Texans, but there is one thing he was pretty darn good at--laying the smack down on whoever got in his way. During a recent practice he made sure the running back knew that about him by laying a pretty nice hit on the poor guy.Not bad D.J. Not bad at all. See today's highlights, including...
Via FatManWriting
August 10, 2015  |  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
June 16, 2015  |  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
June 15, 2015  |  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
June 12, 2015  |  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

Bucs announce roster moves; claim D.J. Swearinger

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have signed three of their 2015 NFL Draft picks: fourth-round selection, linebackerKwon Alexander, fifth-round choice, wide receiver Kenny Bell, and seventh-round pick, running back/fullback Joey Iosefa. The team also claimed safety D.J. Swearinger from the Houston Texans and linebacker Khaseem Greene from the Chicago Bears...
Via The Bay Cave
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
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