D.J. Swearinger to Buccaneers: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

May 12, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have claimed safety D.J. Swearinger off waivers.     
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times first reported the news, and ESPN's Adam Schefter noted interest from other teams:
Tampa Bay later confirmed the move.
According to ESPN's Field Yates, the Bucs released safety M.D. Jennings to make room for Swearinger.
Swearinger wasted little time addressing his new fanbase:
Swearinger had spent the first two years of his NFL career with the Houston Texans. He started 22 regular-season games for the organization, making 144 total tackles and three interceptions. The 23-year-old announced on Instagram on May 11 that his time with the Texans was over:
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle alluded to the fact that Swearinger might have been adversely affected by the switch from Wade Phillips to Romeo Crennel at defensive coordinator ahead of the 2014 season. Swearinger didn't seem to fit into the team's long-term plans a...

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