Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger has been informed by the team that he is not a part of their plans moving forward and will not be a member of the 2015 roster. He recently posted a goodbye message to fans on his instagram account.
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Swearinger was selected in the second round of the 2013 draft. He has started all 32 games for the team since being selected and has recorded a respectable 106 tackles with three interceptions and four forced fumbles in that span.
It has not been said if Swearinger will be released or traded, but there has been speculation the team was planning to try and trade Swearinger for a couple of weeks now.
The Texans have brought in two former starters in free agency this year with Rahim Moore and Stevie Brown. It seemed as though the writing was on the wall for D.J. as Brown most likely knew he had a chance to start in Houston after leaving his role in New York where he started eight games for the Giants last year.
ESPN’s Tania Ganguli shares an interesting statistic about how few members of the 2013 draft class are still a part of the Texans, after only a couple of short seasons.
This is a chilling fact, and while it is obvious that head coach Bill O’Brien is not a fan of the selections from this year, what is perhaps even more chilling is the general manager responsible for such a high turnover is still in the same position.