Cardinals claim Swearinger off waivers

Ben Krimmel
December 26, 2018 - 10:41 am
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D.J. Swearinger did not remain without a team for long. 

The veteran safety was claimed by the Arizona Cardinals a day after he was released by the Washington Redskins.

106.7 Exclusive: Swearinger breaks the news of his release

Arizona had first priority in making the waiver claim, as they are the team with the worst record in the NFL at 3-12. The Cardinals owe the remainder of Swearinger's contract, totaling $4.5 million for the 2019 season, per Spotrac

The Packers and Raiders also put in waiver claims for Swearinger, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

Swearinger broke the news in an Instagram post in which he took a shot at the Redskins organization and invoked his fondness for Sean Taylor, writing: "I Wanted To Play For My Idol’s Team And Fulfill His Legacy And Mines! I Gave That Organization My Heart And Soul And They Spit In My Face For Giving My Opinion Only To Better The Team!"

#BirdGang 2016 A Day B4 I Thought I Was Going Back To Az My Agent Told Me We Were Gonna Go To Washington To Start Our Own Culture And Get More Money Up Front! Of Course I Made My Decision Because I Wanted To Play For My Idol’s Team And Fulfill His Legacy And Mines! I Gave That Organization My Heart And Soul And They Spit In My Face For Giving My Opinion Only To Better The Team!! Right Wrong Or Indifferent I’ve Found My Peace And Learned From It And I Am So Excited To Go Back To The Sunny Desert Arizona Like I Never Left!! I’m Baaaaacckkkk!!!!

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In two subsequent posts, Swearinger expressed his excitement about a return to Arizona and facing the Seattle Seahawks in Week 17.

#2spoonzswagggu---- Back Like I Never Left!! #BirdGang

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Swearinger played 20 games for the Cardinals from 2015-16 before signing with the Redskins before the 2017 season.

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