DJ Swearinger claimed by Arizona Cardinals off waivers from Washington Redskins

DJ Swearinger claimed by Arizona Cardinals off waivers from Washington Redskins

After the game, Swearinger publically criticizes Greg Manusky for the defensive schemes and playcalling in the second half.

In his weekly appearance on 106.7 The Fan, Swearinger said he was "shocked" when head coach Jay Gruden informed him of the team's decision during a face-to-face meeting at Redskins Park but is "at peace" with the move.

Washington is 7-8 and closes the season with a home game against the rival Philadelphia Eagles, who still have a shot at making the playoffs and defending their National Football League title. I wish it would have never happened, really, to be honest with you because I like D.J. and I like what he brought to this football team in his energy, passion and competitiveness. "I'm happy it happened and ready to move forward". He was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate. "That's on me. I got to control that and be better at that".

Adding Flowers comes on the heels of the Redskins cutting D.J. Swearinger on Monday after the public dispute. Claimed by the Cardinals on waivers Tuesday, Swearinger told reporters Wednesday he's learned a lesson. Swearinger played four games for Arizona in 2015 and was with the Cardinals the entire 2016 season, finishing with three interceptions, 64 tackles and two sacks.

Ultimately it may have been off-the-field issues that led to Swearinger's release, but on the field he was putting together another nice season, as stated below by Field Yates of ESPN. "It's frustrating, I don't know what to say about it". But I definitely didn't think it would cost me my job, knowing that me and the coach had an understanding. "I love all the coaches here, we've battled our butts off".

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It's uncertain whether Swearinger will play in Sunday's season finale at Seattle or how much he figures in the Cardinals' plans for next season. "I ain't the coach", Swearinger said two weeks ago after a 40-16 loss to the Giants.

But as it stands, he's keeping himself out of the discussion regarding potential coaching staff changes. And a day later, on Christmas, the Arizona Cardinals picked up the safety off waivers.

"I can only control what I can control", he said.

Cunningham is the seventh offensive lineman the Cardinals have placed on injured reserve this season.

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