Swearinger was cut Monday by the Washington Redskins, two days after voicing his displeasure with Washington defensive coordinator Greg Manusky's game plan against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday after back-up quarterback Blaine Gabbert replaced starter Marcus Mariota.
After the Redskins practice Wednesday, coach Jay Gruden said this wasn't the first time Swearinger had problems such as this.
He went to Washington from Arizona after the 2016 season. Of Course I Made My Decision Because I Wanted To Play For My Idol's Team And Fulfill His Legacy And Mines! "I don't expect everybody to be happy about it". He signed a three-year deal with Washington worth $13.5 million with $9 million in guaranteed money in 2017 and was named a Pro Bowl alternate this year. "That's on me. I got to control that and be better at that".
On Monday morning, Christmas Eve, the Redskins released Swearinger, ending a brief, but wildly entertaining tenure in Washington. "I ain't the coach", Swearinger said two weeks ago after a 40-16 loss to the Giants. But the Arizona Cardinals were awarded Swearinger over the Packers and Oakland Raiders based on waiver priority, which is determined by record.
Ultimately it may have been off-the-field issues that led to Swearinger's release, but on the field he was putting together another nice season, as stated below by Field Yates of ESPN. That's probably documented. I try to give my insight, but you know, it doesn't work.
"I don't stand in front of you guys and throw coaches or players underneath the bus, that's not my style", Wilks told reporters. "He would quickly understand that".
"I mean, have thoughts but it's not really my place to share it", he said. We'll soon know what direction this organization is heading in once the 2018 season comes to a close.
The transparent safety, who has shown he's not afraid to call out anyone, including his own coaches, is going back to his old franchise, as the Cardinals claimed him off waivers Tuesday. He's the seventh offensive lineman placed on IR by Arizona this season.