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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 Bay was considering the idea of placing a waiver claim on Swearinger.

The Buccaneers hold the No. 1 waiver position, which means he was there’s if they wanted him.

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.

In 2014, Swearinger appeared in all 16 games for the Texans and recorded 74 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, three forced fumbles, a recovery and six pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 78 safety out of 87 qualifying players.

 

 

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