After calling out Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky post-game, D.J. Swearinger is now looking for work
D.J. Swearinger has played his last game in burgundy and gold. In his weekly appearance on 106.7 FM The Fan, Swearinger broke the news of his release. D.J. was openly critical of Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky postgame saying, “If I’m the D-coordinator, I’m calling zone every time on third down because you got a backup quarterback. Make him beat us.” This is not the first time Swearinger has been critical of play calling, or of his teammate’s efforts. However, this is the first time he has been directly open about his distaste in play calling by Manusky.
With a move that is aimed to protect Manusky, could this mean that the current coaching staff will be returning in 2019? JP Finlay thinks so:
However, I am not so sure on the entire front office staff coming back. Rumors around President Bruce Allen’s departure continue to swirl.
Chris Russell, who used to cover the Redskins intimately in the past, had a sinking feeling that this day was coming sooner rather than later:
Swearinger, having a Pro Bowl caliber season, is now among the long list of Safety’s the Redskins have gone through since the murder of Sean Taylor. The Team 980’s Al Galdi highlight’s these continuing issues:
The Redskins are also going to continue to be with standout Safety Montae Nicholson against the Eagles on Sunday. Nicholson is still on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list due to the fight he got into last week. HaHa Clinton-Dix has also continues to under-perform since coming over from Green Bay in the mid-season trade.
Fan reaction on Twitter has started to pour in on this decision by the Redskins:
What’s Next for Swearinger?
Swearinger was in his second season with the Redskins and heading into a contract year in 2019. The Redskins were going to look to keep intact the back end of this secondary for years to come, but everything has now fallen apart. D.J. will be subject to the waiver process since he is considered a vested veteran. Any team that claims him off of waivers will be subject to pick up the rest of his contract. He will now be looking to join his fifth team in six seasons.
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