D.J. Swearinger will be a Cardinal once again.
Swearinger announced his return to Arizona through an Instagram post Tuesday. The team later confirmed it via Twitter with a 30-second hype video of Swearinger’s highlights in his two seasons with the Cardinals.
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#BirdGang 2016 A Day B4 I Thought I Was Going Back To Az My Agent Told Me We Were Gonna Go To Washington To Start Our Own Culture And Get More Money Up Front! Of Course I Made My Decision Because I Wanted To Play For My Idol’s Team And Fulfill His Legacy And Mines! I Gave That Organization My Heart And Soul And They Spit In My Face For Giving My Opinion Only To Better The Team!! Right Wrong Or Indifferent I’ve Found My Peace And Learned From It And I Am So Excited To Go Back To The Sunny Desert Arizona Like I Never Left!! I’m Baaaaacckkkk!!!!
The sixth-year safety played for Arizona from 2015-16. He signed a three-year $13.5 million contract with Washington in 2017 but was waived earlier this week. Many speculated that the Redskins decided to cut Swearinger because of his public criticism of the organization’s play-calling Sunday.
Swearinger has recorded 52 total tackles and four interceptions in 15 games in 2018.
The Cardinals will close out the regular season against the Seahawks on Sunday in Seattle. They’ll enter that matchup with a 3-12 record.