D.J. SWEARINGER NEWS

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
6 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...
Via Fox Sports
6 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
11 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...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
12 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. https://t.co/IFtHrv6aig — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 12...
Via cover32
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Claim Khaseem Greene & Waive S M.D. Jennings

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have claimed LB Khaseem Greene off of waivers from the Bears and placed S M.D. Jennings on waivers. Jennings’ release correlates with the addition of S D.J. Swearinger, who was claimed off of waivers from the Texans on Tuesday. Jennings, 26, spent three years with the Packers and actually played in 47 out ... The post Buccaneers Claim Khaseem Greene ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 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...
Via cover32
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
14 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...
Via cover32
14 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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
14 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
14 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
14 days ago  |  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...
Via cover32
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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