Yesterday the Houston Texans released the third-year safety and former second round draft pick after no other team was wiling to make a trade for his services. It is now being reported that D.J. Swearinger was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who had the number-one waiver priority. It would be interesting to know how many teams put in a waiver claim for him.
The Bucs claimed safety D.J. Swearinger, who recently was waived by the Texans— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) May 12, 2015
There has been speculation about "why" Swearinger was cut by the team, including the possibility that he was behaving with a sense of entitlement, but no official word has been provided by the powers-that-be over on Kirby. I doubt we'll hear anything as they move forward in preparing the team for the 2015 season.
Hopefully Swearinger takes this opportunity for a fresh start with Tampa Bay and enjoys a successful NFL career. He just tweeted this shout-out to his new team:
Texans fans will get a chance to welcome Swearinger back to Houston when the Bucs are here to play at NRG Stadium on September 27th.