Data Scout Notes: 2012: 2ndC/2ndM...P2ndC/P2ndM...2011: NA...2010: NA
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Draft Scout D.J. Swearinger News
09/24/15 - S D.J. Swearinger (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday.
05/18/15 - S D.J. Swearinger, who was waived by the Texans on May 11, was claimed by the Buccaneers the following day. Swearinger (5-10, 208) originally entered the league in 2013 as a second-round selection (57th overall) by the Texans. He has played in all 32 games the past two seasons, with 22 starts, totaling 140 tackles, 10 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, three interceptions, one fumble recovery and one sack.
10/27/14 - SS D.J. Swearinger intercepted his first pass this season, giving the Texans 17 turnovers, including seven interceptions. They forced 11 turnovers last season.
09/16/14 - SS D.J. Swearinger is off to a splendid start. He's a big reason the Texans are unbeaten and have allowed only 20 points, fewest in the NFL.
No player on the team has made more big plays than Swearinger, who has been involved in three of the six turnovers, two that saved touchdowns and one that set up a touchdown.
"As a DB, everybody has the ability to play, but he's got an instinctive skill, and it shows in his play," veteran safety Danieal Manning said. "A lot of young players don't have that. They develop it later on as they get experience. DJ has it now. He's got a real knack for the ball."
09/14/14 - SS D.J. Swearinger forced a fumble and recovered a fumble Sunday against Oakland, but he left the game in the fourth quarter with an elbow injury. Texans coach Bill O'Brien had no update after the game on Swearinger's injury.