Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger has apparently been released by team, this according to his personal Instagram account.
One heck of an opportunity #texannation I appreciate everything and the opportunities and memories!! It's time for a new chapter and the defining moment of my career!! So long #HOUSTONTEXANS
The team has yet to make any statement about the move, but the Texans were reportedly trying to trade the safety earlier this offseason.
The Philadelphia Eagles still do not have a clear cut starter at the safety spot opposite Malcolm Jenkins.
During the draft, the Eagles selected Eric Rowe, who has the ability to play either safety, or cornerback. Over the weekend the Eagles held a rookie mini-camp and had Rowe working exclusively at cornerback. Rowe said during his introduction to the Philadelphia media that he would like to be put at one position and stay there during the season. So do not expect him to be moved to safety.
Swearinger, 5'11" 208 lbs, was drafted in the second round from South Carolina during the 2013 draft by the Houston Texans. During his two years in the NFL, Swearinger started 22 of 32 games at safety for the Texans. He recorded 106 tackles, 10 passes defended, three interceptions, one sack, four forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.Read more... Join the Conversation...