The Washington Redskins have waived safety DJ Swearinger. Swearinger called into 106.7 the Fan early Monday morning stating he had been released after meeting with head coach Jay Gruden.
Kareem Copeland of the Washington Post has confirmed the Redskins have indeed waived the talented but disgruntled safety.
Swearinger’s release stems from his repeated post-game criticism directed at both players and coaches. His latest tirade came after the Redskins’ 25-16 loss to the Tennessee Titans Saturday in which Swearinger ripped defensive coordinator Greg Manusky’s play-calling against Titans backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert.
Sunday, Gruden fired back saying he was “really disappointed” in Swearinger’s choice to publicly bash Manusky. And Gruden pointed out that he had previously spoken with Swearinger about his repeated post-game critique, saying “Thought we had squashed it. I guess not.”
Gruden also made an interesting remark referencing that Swearinger was not the voice of the locker room and he doubted players like Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne, and defensive captain Mason Foster felt the same way as Swearinger did about Manusky.
Allen tweeted Saturday he felt Manusky called a great game shortly after Swearinger’s comments.
Swearinger was playing at an All-Pro level for much of the season, collecting 53 tackles, four interceptions, three forced fumble, and a sack.