TEMPE, Ariz – It was not long before safety was achieved. Swearinger to find a new team.
The Arizona Cardinals demanded the defensive of the former Washington Redskins on Tuesday, the day after Washington's release. Swearinger broke the news first with an Instagram post.
Swearinger played in late 2015 and 2016 for the Cardinals. He was inducted into the Cards training squad on December 2, 2015, and promoted to active squad a week later. In 2016, Swearinger played with a $ 1.671 million tender in one of his best NFL seasons with 65 tackles, two sacks and then three high interceptions.
Two days after tearing defensive coordinator Greg Manusky, he released Swearinger in a loss at Tennessee. Swearinger told 106.7 The Fan during his weekly paid appearance on his release. Sources within the organization confirmed the move. Swearinger said coach Jay Gruden was dismissed in a brief meeting on Monday morning.
A source told ESPN that the decision to release Swearinger was an easy decision because he had been warned several times about his critical comments about the team. 19659006] Gruden said in a teleconference with reporters on Sunday that he had been "quite disappointed" in Swearinger. Gruden had previously spoken with Swearinger when the coach thought his player had gone too far with his opinions.
Swearinger wrote in his Instagram post that he believed he would sign again at the Cardinals in 2017, but his agent earned him a three-year deal with Washington worth $ 13.5 million at $ 9 million guaranteed money.
Swearinger will join a 3-12 Cardinals team having a loss on the first grand total of the 2019 NFL Draft. Arizona plays in Seattle on Sunday.
John Keim, a Washington Redskins reporter for ESPN, contributed to this report.