Swearinger’s knack for the ball reaping benefits for Texans’ defense

Second-year strong safety D.J. Swearinger has been involved in three of the Texans’ six turnovers during their 2-0 start. Swearinger forced a fumble at the Texans’ 8-yard line in the 17-6 victory over Washington. He recovered a fumble at the Raiders’ 3 in the 30-14 victory at Oakland. He also forced a fumble that cornerback Johnathan Joseph recovered to set up a touchdown...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Clowney tells teammate he stepped in 'hole' when he hurt knee

Texans safety D.J. Swearinger said on NFL Network that defensive end Jadeveon Clowney told him his injury occurred after he landed on a "hole" in turf at NRG Stadium. Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in May's NFL Draft, had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday and is expected to miss four to six weeks. ''He didn't say anything to me about that,&...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Teammate Blames Grass For Clowney’s Injury

According to Albert Breer of NFL.com, DJ Swearinger of the Houston Texans said Monday that the playing surface at NRG Stadium is to blame for Jadeveon Clowney’s injury. Second-year safety D.J. Swearinger told NFL Media on Monday that Clowney said after suffering the injury that it happened after he landed on a “hole” in the turf at NRG Stadium. The retractable-roof domed...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Was Jadeveon Clowney's injury caused by Houston's field turf?

Jadeveon Clowney is expected to miss anywhere from four to six weeks after suffering a torn meniscus in the Houston Texans’ win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. According to Texans safety DJ Swearinger, the turf at NRG Stadium could be to blame for the injury. “He told me on the field when it happened, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

D.J. Swearinger flagged for what appears to be a clean hit on RGIII

Washington Redskins fans were in an uproar about Brandon Meriweather’s helmet-to-helmet hit on Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith which led to his two-game suspension. Well, Houston Texans fans should be outraged by this hit by safety D.J. Swearinger on quarterback Robert Griffin III. The hit looked clean on a third down play, but officials flagged Swearinger for roughing the passer...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

D.J. Swearinger not fined for hit that concussed Welker

Texans safety D.J. Swearinger earned the ire of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and a penalty for a hit in last week’s preseason game that left Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker with a concussion, but the league didn’t think he did anything that warranted further punishment. PFT has confirmed with the league that Swearinger did not receive a fine for the hit. Manning was fined...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Is it time for Roger Goodell to Throw in the Towel to Save Wes Welker?

Wes Welker reportedly received his third concussion in just his last ten games. It came on what was really perceived as a hard but clean hit from Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger. This comes in the midst of heightened awareness involving head injuries and safety in the NFL.  More than ever men our thinking about life after football.  With tragedies like the one involving the...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

D.J. Swearinger didn’t get fined for his hit on Wes Welker

D.J. Swearinger told reporters after tonight’s preseason game that he didn’t get fined for his hit on Wes Welker last week that caused Welker to suffer a concussion. Swearinger says he did not get fined for the hit on Welker. #Texans — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) August 29, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME&...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Manning gets fine after taunting Texans safety

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Peyton Manning has been docked a reported $8,268 for taunting Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger in a preseason game last week. The Denver Broncos quarterback laid into the safety for hitting Wes Welker in the head, which left the slot receiver with his third concussion in 10 months. The penalty was reported by ESPN. Manning told ESPN's Chris Mortensen...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning Says Fine is “Money Well Spent”

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was notified that he will be fined $8,268 for a taunting Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger after his hit on Wes Welker’s head. #Broncos QB Peyton Manning was fined for taunting. #3Things with @WOLFonFOX. https://t.co/04kdjLCtQE — FOX Sports (@FOXSports) August 28, 2014 Not happy at all about the brutal hit Welker took in last Saturday’s...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning On His Fine: ‘Money Well Spent’

Peyton Manning was all fired up after Wes Welker was hit by Houston Texans safety DJ Swearinger.  Peyton Manning is most likely a boss for saying this in regards to his $8, 628 fine for taunting the Houston Texans. In an interview, Manning told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen the following: “I accept it. Money well spent,” In case you missed it, here’s what happened. This must be...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL fines Peyton Manning $8,200 for taunting

The NFL fined Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning $8,268 on Thursday for taunting Texans safety D.J. Swearinger during last weekend’s preseason game. Peyton took exception to a hit Swearinger laid on receiver Wes Welker, when Swearinger lowered his shoulder and made contact with Welker’s head. The hit was deemed legal, but gave Welker his third concussion in less than a year....
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning fined $8K for taunting D.J. Swearinger, calls it ‘Money well spent’ (vid)

The NFL has handed down a fine to Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for his taunting of Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger during Saturday night’s preseason game between the teams. The amount? $8,268, which sounds like an arbitrarily arrived-at number but chances are there is a method to the NFL’s fine amount madness. Manning confronted […] The post Peyton Manning...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning on fine for taunting: “Money well spent”

(Credit: businessinsider.com) During last week’s preseason game against the Houston Texans, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning took exception to a hit on Wes Welker by Texans safety D.J. Swearinger. The hit gave Welker a concussion. Manning sprinted up the field, got in Swearinger’s face, and had some choice words for him. It is worth noting that the hit looked completely...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning fined for preseason taunt

Getty Images The NFL has fined Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for taunting in the Denver Broncos third preseason game. Manning’s fine totals to $8,258. Manning sought out Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger after tossing a 29-yard touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders. The Broncos quarterback got in the face of Swearinger who had delivered a helmet to helmet hit on Broncos...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning Hit With $8200 Fine for Taunting D.J. Swearinger; Calls it Money Well Spent

The world was caught by surprise when Peyton Manning got in the face of Texans safety D.J. Swearinger's a couple plays after Swearinger had laid out Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker. It was the first time in Manning's long and illustrious career that he was hit with such a penalty which in today's NFL comes with a fine.Sure enough, Manning was hit with an $8200 fine...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Manning calls fine for taunting Swearinger 'Money well spent'

Peyton Manning received a rare fine from the NFL this week, and he was happy to pay it. The Denver Broncos quarterback was fined $8,200 for taunting Thursday after getting in the face of Houston Texans safety D.J Swearinger in the Broncos’ most recent preseason game. It’s rare to see Manning’s emotions get the best of him, but given the circumstances — Swearinger had just...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning Had A Great Response To The Taunting Fine He Received From The NFL

Even Peyton Manning (Peyton Manning!) isn’t immune from the humorless iron fist of Roger Goodell. During last Saturday’s preseason game between the Broncos and the Texans, Manning threw a touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders. While throwing touchdown passes in the preseason isn’t the sort of thing that generally gets Manning riled up, Texans safety D.J. Swearinger got an earful...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning on Taunting Fine: “Money Well Spent”

The NFL fined Peyton Manning Thursday $8,268 for taunting Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger during last Saturday’s pre-season game. Peyton will not appeal the fine and based on what he said, has no regrets about doing what he did. “I accept. Money well spent,” he said. Prior to the taunting, Swearinger drilled Broncos receiver Wes Welker in the head, giving him his 3rd...
Via Standing O Sports
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning Fined $8,200 by NFL for Taunting DJ Swearinger

Per Chris Mortensen, Peyton Manning has been fined $8,200 by the league office for taunting Texans’ DJ Swearinger after throwing a touchdown pass. Peyton Manning notified by NFL he is fined $8,200 for taunting of DJ Swearinger. No appeal. Peyton: "I accept it. Money well spent." — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) August 28, 2014 This is definitely a headline we don...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans safety says NFL has unrealistic expectations for defense

In an effort to make the game safer and more palatable for fantasy football addicts, in recent years the NFL has cracked down in a major way on how defenders are able to do their job. First they made hitting defensless receivers a major point of emphasis, and now they’re targeting defensive holding and pass interference. Many NFL defensive backs have complained and said that the...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Special "Concussion Helmet" May Have Saved Wes Welker's Career

Ever since Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker was laid out by Texans safety D.J. Swearinger fans have been concerned about his future. Yeah, it would be great to have him back, but the danger concussions pose have been widely publicized. As much as they want him on the field, they don't want his quality of life after football to suck.Many think he should call it a career...
Via FatManWriting
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Taylor Twellman: Wes Welker ‘Should Call It Quits’ After Latest Concussion

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker suffered his third concussion in just 10 months while facing off against the Houston Texans during Saturday’s preseason game. Welker was absolutely leveled by safety D.J. Swearinger after catching a pass over the middle right before halftime. The 33-year-old immediately left the game, but it’s becoming an all-too-familiar story for Welker...
Via NESN.com
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning adds taunting to his game?

Who would've guessed that Peyton Manning, the Denver Broncos all-pro quarterback, would channel his inner Tom Brady and receive a flag for taunting?After throwing his second touchdown reception to Emmanuel Sanders during last Saturday’s preseason matchup with the Houston Texans. The Broncos superstar QB proceeded share a few choice words with Houston Texans Saftey, D.J. Swearinger...
Via Patriots Life
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos Injury Update: Wes Welker expected to play week one

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker sustained a concussion the other night vs. the Houston Texans. Welker was able to get back to his feet and walk off under his own power, after taking a crushing hit from D.J. Swearinger. #454044994 / gettyimages.comAccording to Mike Klis, Welker is expected to be ready to for week one. In his tweet he goes on to say that that the "...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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