The Houston Texans have released safety D.J. Swearinger, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
Texans released Swearinger.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) May 11, 2015
Swearinger was a second-round pick in 2013 out of South Carolina and totaled 145 tackles and three interceptions in 22 starts for Houston. He did struggle last year and it was reported last month that the Texans were actively looking for a team to trade Swearinger to.
Meanwhile, I’m told the #Texans are trying to trade safety DJ Swearinger. He’s started 22 games over his first 2 seasons.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 28, 2015
The Texans now have just 44 percent of their 2013 draft class under contract, which is the third lowest in the league.