Raiders & Packers Also Placed Claims For D.J. Swearinger, But Cardinals Had Higher Priority


Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Raiders and Packers both submitted a waiver claim for veteran S D.J. Swearinger, but the Cardinals had the higher waiver priority.

Both the Packers and Raiders could use secondary help, so it’s probably not all that surprising to hear they had interest in Swearinger. In fact, the Packers had shown some interest in Swearinger a few years ago before he signed on with the Redskins.

Instead, Swearinger returns to Arizona where he played two seasons.

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 Tuesday and he was later claimed by the Cardinals.

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.

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