The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have signed safety D.J. Swearinger and waived defensive back T.J. Green.
Swearinger, 5-10, 205, was originally selected in the second round (57th overall) by the Houston Texans in the 2013 NFL Draft. Swearinger spent two seasons with the Texans has since made stops with Tampa Bay (2015), Arizona (2015-16, 2019), Washington (2017-18) and Oakland (2019). Over his seven-year career, he has appeared in 98 contests and made 74 starts, compiling 403 tackles (307 solo), 4.5 sacks, 14 interceptions, 41 passes defensed, nine forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.
Most recently with Arizona and Oakland in 2019, Swearinger played in eight games with seven starts and collected 43 tackles (32 solo) and two passes defensed. In 2018, he started in 15 games, the second consecutive season that he started all appearances after starting 16 contests in 2017. He totaled 53 stops last year and matched career highs with two sacks, four interceptions, 10 passes defensed and three forced fumbles. Swearinger's 11 interceptions since 2016 are tied for second-most among NFL safeties.
Swearinger will wear number 36.