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. 1 waiver priority.

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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