Former Redskins S D.J. Swearinger announced on Instagram that he has been claimed off waivers by the Cardinals on Tuesday.
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#BirdGang 2016 A Day B4 I Thought I Was Going Back To Az My Agent Told Me We Were Gonna Go To Washington To Start Our Own Culture And Get More Money Up Front! Of Course I Made My Decision Because I Wanted To Play For My Idol’s Team And Fulfill His Legacy And Mines! I Gave That Organization My Heart And Soul And They Spit In My Face For Giving My Opinion Only To Better The Team!! Right Wrong Or Indifferent I’ve Found My Peace And Learned From It And I Am So Excited To Go Back To The Sunny Desert Arizona Like I Never Left!! I’m Baaaaacckkkk!!!!
Swearinger, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Texans back in 2013. He lasted just over two years in Houston before he was waived at the start of the 2015 season and later claimed off of waivers by the Buccaneers.
Tampa Bay cut him loose during the 2015 season and he eventually caught on with the Cardinals.
The Redskins signed Swearinger to a three-year, $13.5 million contract back in 2017 but elected to waive him on Monday.
In 2018, Swearinger has appeared in 15 games for the Redskins and recorded 52 tackles, one sack, four interceptions, three forced fumbles, a recovery and 10 pass defenses.