ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have placed safety Karl Joseph on injured reserve with a foot injury after he made the game-sealing defensive play the past two weeks.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona’s first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury says he wasn’t trying to send a message when the team surprisingly released starting safety D.J. Swearinger this week.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have released starting safety D.J. Swearinger after a disappointing start to the season.
The seven-year veteran played in all four games this year...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — D.J. Swearinger, released abruptly by the Washington Redskins this week after publicly criticizing the defensive coaching, didn't need much time to find a landing place.
He's back in Arizona with the Cardinals, where he played part of 2015 and all of the 2016 season.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Safety D.J. Swearinger, released by Washington after he criticized the team, was signed Tuesday by the Arizona Cardinals.
Swearinger said Monday, when he was cut by the Redskins, that he received no explanation for the move. A day later, the Cardinals claimed him off waivers and placed offensive lineman Korey Cunningham (foot) on injured reserve.
The Washington Redskins released safety D.J. Swearinger on Monday.
Swearinger early in the day told a radio station in Washington D.C. he'd been cut with one game remaining in the regular season. He said on 106.7 The Fan that Redskins coach Jay Gruden did not give him an explanation for the move.
"I don't regret nothing, because I know I gave 100 percent effort from my heart," Swearinger said.
The Redskins later Monday sent out a release with the transaction.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have lost four in a row, are down to their fourth quarterback and are mired in criticism from several players.
A once-promising season has gone off the rails thanks to injuries on the offense and blown assignments and missed tackles on defense. The finger-pointing is well underway on a team that has fallen to 6-7 and there is plenty of blame to go around.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Ha Ha Clinton-Dix professed all sorts of love and admiration for the Washington Redskins a day after arriving in a trade — mentioning the late Sean Taylor, new teammate and offseason workout partner D.J. Swearinger and even the team's marching band.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to improve a defense that's carried them to the top of the NFC East, the Washington Redskins added safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix from the Green Bay Packers at Tuesday's NFL trade deadline for a 2019 fourth-round draft pick.
Clinton-Dix, who can become a free agent after this season, joins D.J. Swearinger to give the Redskins (5-2) a pair of veteran safeties who rank at the top of the league in interceptions.
The Latest on moves at the NFL trade deadline (all times Eastern):
The Washington Redskins have acquired safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix from the Green Bay Packers for a fourth-round draft pick.
Clinton-Dix, who can become a free agent after this season, joins D.J. Swearinger to give the NFC East-leading Redskins (5-2) a pair of veteran safeties.
Second-year player Montae Nicholson has been starting alongside Swearinger.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There was a lot of laughter and smiles in the Washington Redskins' locker room, the exact opposite of what was happening down the hall where the New York Giants were dressing.
It's the difference between winning and losing.
The Redskins (5-2) are winning these days. They won their third in a row and kept their 1½-game lead in the NFC East with a 20-13 win over the hapless Giants, who are 1-7 for the second consecutive season.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There's a cockiness about the Washington Redskins' defense.
They're shutting down some of the NFL's top running backs, making life miserable for opposing quarterbacks, not giving up many points — and doing a lot of talking.
Why not? The unit is the major reason the NFC East-leading Redskins (5-2) have matched their best start since 2008.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Before each practice, D.J. Swearinger huddles Washington Redskins players together and delivers his daily message.
Sure, Swearinger is a six-year veteran, but this is his first season with Washington. Becoming a vocal leader just came naturally.
"It's just my personality," Swearinger said. "That's just my personality to get guys to buy in to do the right things so we can make winning a habit here.
Jay Gruden believes he and his staff need to do a better job of preparing Washington players to compete and the coach plans to address concerns some of Redskins expressed this week.
Gruden is once again on the defensive about his team's pre-game preparations with Washington coming off consecutive blowout losses that dropped the Redskins to 5-8 and destroyed even their faintest playoff hopes.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Coach Jay Gruden was thoroughly baffled by his Redskins' performance. Washington safety D.J. Swearinger blamed poor practices and a deficient mental approach.
Kirk Cousins was simply disappointed when the Redskins' playoff hopes officially ended in a soccer stadium in Southern California.
But perhaps Washington shouldn't have been quite so self-critical after a 30-13 loss on Sunday.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — So much for that offseason overhaul of the Washington Redskins defense, a unit that even cornerback Josh Norman acknowledged after a recent game played like "trash."
They fired their old defensive coordinator. They spent first-, second- and third-round draft picks on that side of the ball. They added free agents there, too.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The beginning of a playoff push appeared firmly in place for the Washington Redskins when they celebrated a touchdown giving them a 15-point lead in New Orleans with less than six minutes left.
What happened next left the Redskins mired in a slump.
They had no answer for quarterback Drew Brees, a resurgent New Orleans run game or a reinvigorated Saints defense in a stunning 34-31 overtime loss.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — When the emotional leader of the Washington Redskins tried to explain the latest dip in their roller-coaster season, the diagnosis wasn't pretty.
"I guess we got too high on ourselves for whatever reason," safety D.J. Swearinger said after the Redskins followed an emotional victory at Seattle with a 38-30 loss at home to Minnesota. "We just weren't ready to play."
After a tighter-than-expected victory by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night, Travis Kelce complimented D.J. Swearinger and told him that the Washington Redskins just need to get healthy.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — D.J. Swearinger wasn't even sure he could play Monday night in Kansas City because of a hamstring injury, yet the Redskins safety was on the field from start to finish.
Good thing, too. The Redskins might have run out of backup defensive backs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher was active for Monday night's game against the Washington Redskins after he was questionable with a back injury that caused him to miss a pair of practices.
The Chiefs were without linebacker Dee Ford, who had been ruled out with a back injury, and center Mitch Morse, who missed his second straight game with a foot sprain.
The Redskins listed six players as questionable and all were active Monday night.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — When the Washington Redskins turned over almost half their starting defense from last season, coach Jay Gruden didn't know how it would go.
"You're never quite sure until they get here," Gruden said.
The Redskins' defensive newcomers are here, and so far they're spectacular.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — When D.J. Swearinger looks at Jared Goff so far in 2017 compared to a year ago, he sees a more comfortable quarterback.
Last week, the Eagles' Carson Wentz looked plenty comfortable under pressure from Swearinger and the Washington Redskins, who know they now have to ratchet things up against the 2016 first overall pick and the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins placed Su'a Cravens on the exempt/left squad list Sunday, and his future is in doubt after teammates said the 22-year-old safety had to be talked out of retiring.
Cravens, penciled in as the starter at strong safety, has been out since Aug. 15 following knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus. Cravens was expected to return to practice this week but instead is expected to now miss the first four weeks of the season.
ARIZONA CARDINALS (7-8-1)
New Faces: ILB Karlos Dansby, K Phil Dawson, S Antoine Bethea, S Budda Baker, QB Blaine Gabbert, ILB Haason Reddick.
Key Losses: S Tony Jefferson, DT Calais Campbell, S D.J. Swearinger, ILB Kevin Minter, K Chandler Catanzaro, OG Earl Watford, CB Tyvon Branch.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (8-7-1)
New faces: WR Terrelle Pryor, DL Stacy McGee, DL Terrell McClain, LB Zach Brown, S D.J. Swearinger.
Key losses: Offensive coordinator Sean McVay, WR DeSean Jackson, WR Pierre Garcon, DE Chris Baker, LB Trent Murphy (injured).
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Even with uncertainty about the future of Kirk Cousins, the Washington Redskins cut Nate Sudfeld to go with just two quarterbacks on their initial 53-man roster.
Sudfeld, a developmental prospect after being a sixth-round pick out of Indiana in 2016, was among the team's most notable cuts made Saturday before the deadline. Cousins is playing a second consecutive season on the franchise tag and could cost $34 million if retained under the same terms in 2018.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins wrapped up their Richmond training camp Monday with a brief workout that ended when free safety D.J. Swearinger kicked an extra point that barely cleared the crossbar.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bashaud Breeland intercepts a pass during practice and heads toward the end zone, and free safety D.J. Swearinger runs alongside hooting and hollering as if the play just won the Washington Redskins the Super Bowl.
Earlier, Swearinger made the same celebratory noises when it was him with the pick.
The 25 year old, in his first season with the Redskins, has stamped himself as the team's energy guy.
New Redskins defensive coordinator Greg Manusky tells his players he doesn't have a crystal ball to always know the right play to call, yet before stepping on the field they have an idea what to expect.
"A lot of pressure," linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said. "You look at the install sheets for when we're installing our defense, you see a lot of lines going forward."