D.J. Swearinger re-signs with Saints

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D.J. Swearinger signed with the Saints late in the 2019 season and he’ll return to try to make the team in 2020.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Swearinger has re-signed with the team. It is a one-year, $1.1 million deal for the veteran safety.

The Saints were Swearinger’s third stop of the 2019 season. He opened the year with Arizona, but the Cardinals released him after he started the first four games of the season. The Raiders picked him up and he started three-of-four games before being dropped again.

Swearinger played one game for the Saints and finished the year with 50 tackles across all his stops.

The Saints signed Malcolm Jenkins this week and seem unlikely to bring back Vonn Bell as a result of that addition to the safety corps.

4 responses to “D.J. Swearinger re-signs with Saints

  1. Perhaps a good choice for a backup. He is familiar with the team. Does he play a special teams role? If so, may be another plus to signing.

  2. This guy has real ability and no concept how to use it. Totally messed up what should have been a very good career.

  3. Well, he’s played very well the last two years. He had the ability before, and played well at times, but had clashes with coaches. To be fair to Swearinger, he also ended in places where clashes with coaches have been common-Houston, Tampa (under the pre-Arians regime), Washington, and Oakland. His stints in Arizona were productive.

    Swearinger certainly can play, and hasn’t been in any criminal trouble in the league. His time in Washington involved a lot of public disputes with the team, but he was never known to be a bad teammate. In 2019 he sort of bounced around from team to team for when they each needed safety help for a game or two.

    I can’t say that Swearinger is coachable or not, but he displays a passion for the game and his teammates to go hand-in-hand with his inability to not be a distraction publically. So I would say that if he buys in to his new team, whichever it may be, he could be a valuable asset.

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