DJ Swearinger Announces He's Been Claimed by Cardinals on Instagram

Dec 27, 2018, 01:30
DJ Swearinger Announces He's Been Claimed by Cardinals on Instagram

Following Saturday's 25-16 loss to the Titans, which eliminated Swearinger's former team from playoff contention, the six-year veteran went all in on defensive coordinator Greg Manusky, and Swearinger's ideas about how things could be done better. Swearinger said on 106.7 The Fan on Monday that he was released after being summoned to Gruden's office. When he didn't do so, Washington decided it had had enough.

He's a big hitter that works best patrolling the middle of the field and does very well playing down in the box as a run stopper. He also said that "the coaches think I'm too smart or I'm a weapon with my smarts".

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"I'm not giving excuses on my play, I've missed a few tackles, but I feel like with a lot of these playmakers we got on the team, you should try to get your players involved", Swearinger said.

"I$3 understand it wasn't my role to call out the defensive coaches even though we had a relationship", Swearinger said. You don't put Fabian in that situation with a backup quarterback...

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After Washington lost to Tennessee on Saturday, Swearinger went in on Manusky's coaching scheme, saying, "I probably watch more film than the coaches". Put my heart in this to give them what I can give them. "We got a lot of talent on this team". "I don't have a problem with his opinion, but we're not going to air that opinion outside the building".

Swearinger had four interceptions and 10 passes defensed for the Redskins this season, both team highs, while starting all 15 games.

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Former teammate Trent Williams took to Instagram and posted his support for Swearinger in wake of the news of his release. Here, against the Texans in Week 11, he races past the "blocking attempt" of tight end Jordan Thomas (No. 83) to sack quarterback Deshaun Watson and force the fumble.