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Report: Texans Trying To Trade S D.J. Swearinger

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Houston Texans are attempting to trade S D.J. Swearinger.

This is the first we’ve heard about the Texans making Swearinger available for trade ahead of the draft.

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.

According to OverTheCap.com, trading Swearinger would free up $492,608 in available cap space while creating $459,564 in dead money.

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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