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.