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D.J. Swearinger

22-Year-Old Safety – Houston Texans

2013 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Swearinger finished the 2013 season in the starting lineup, but is likely to become a backup in 2014 after the Texans signed free agents Chris Clemons and Kendrick Lewis. Still, he brought an attitude...

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2014 ADP:  323

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

HT: 5' 10"   WT: 208   DOB: 9/1/1991  College: South Carolina  Show ContractHide Contract

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D.J. Swearinger Contract Information:

Signed a four-year contract worth $3.49 million, including a $919,128 signing bonus, with Houston in July of 2013.

December 6, 2013  –  D.J. Swearinger News

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Swearinger (foot) was flagged for three penalties in Thursday night's loss to Jacksonville.

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D.J. Swearinger NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2013 21 Hou 16 71 54 17 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

D.J. Swearinger – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Strong Safety
  1. D.J. Swearinger
  2. Eddie Pleasant
Houston Texans

Snap Count Stats

730

Defensive Snaps in 2013

D.J. Swearinger was on the field for 730 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

193

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

D.J. Swearinger was on the field for 193 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2013 730 193

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D.J. Swearinger 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @SD 29 20 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Ten 31 25 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Bal 27 19 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Sea 19 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @SF 20 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 StL 9 18 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @KC 58 10 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 BYE Bye Week
9 Ind 62 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Ari 66 14 3 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Oak 67 5 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Jax 68 6 5 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 NE 64 7 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Jax 64 7 7 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Ind 70 6 8 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Den 76 7 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Ten 0 0 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for D.J. Swearinger
As Compared To Other Safeties
Height:   5' 10"
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Weight:   208 lbs
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Houston Texans Team Injury Report
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D.J. Swearinger: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Swearinger played his best game of the season last week against the Cardinals, according to defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, Comcast SportsNet Houston reports. "He plays 100 miles an hour every play," Phillips said. "And the good thing about him is he's really one of those players that doesn't make the same mistake twice. Now, he makes rookie mistakes but the next time that comes up, he doesn't make a mistake."

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Swearinger had three tackles, two passes defensed and an interception -- the first of his career -- in last week's loss to Arizona. He's started the last three games and will continue to start with Houston having lost both Danieal Manning (knee) and Ed Reed (released). The word on Swearinger is that he's a playmaker who doesn't lack swagger.
Swearinger had three tackles (two solo), two passes defended, one tackle for a loss and an interception in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Cardinals.

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Swearinger will start at strong safety in place of the injured Danieal Manning (knee) in Week 7 against Kansas City, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Swearinger's missed tackle led to a Minnesota touchdown Friday night in Houston's preseason win. "I should have gone for his legs and made the sure tackle instead of trying to blow somebody up," he told the Houston Chronicle. "I'll learn from that mistake."

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The Titans selected Swearinger in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, 57th overall.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013

Swearinger, a second round draft pick in 2013, is expected to be one of the four safeties on the roster to open the season.