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Is DJ Swearinger a fit with the San Diego Chargers?


Houston Texans SS DJ Swearinger has said his goodbyes to Houston. Could he be a fit in San Diego? 

The Houston Texans plan on moving DJ Swearinger this offseason. They either will be looking to trade him off of the roster or they will drop him off of the team. He already has said his goodbyes to the city and to the team and is looking at his next opportunity to play. Could that opportunity be in San Diego?

DJ Swearinger informed he’ll no longer a member of #Texans. Team has tried to deal him, will keep at it. His goodbye:

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 11, 2015

Should the Chargers be looking to add him onto the roster? Should he be a player that the team is interested in adding to the defense?

The Chargers lost their starting safety in free agency when Marcus Gilchrist signed with the New York Jets. The team then signed Jimmy Wilson onto the roster to fill that role, but should the Chargers look at adding more competition to the roster? The team also has Jahleel Addae on the defense, but he has struggled with his health. He plays reckless on the field and definitely will miss some games with injuries with his style of play.

Swearinger plays a similar type of game as Addae, but has been a lot more available for games. Swearinger looks for big hits and wants to make SportsCenter highlights. He could take the starting role with the Chargers if he were brought onto the team.

The Chargers have been looking for someone to take the starting safety role next to Eric Weddle for a long time. Swearinger has some potential and could be a solid player back there for some time. He will only be in his 3rd season in the league and would be fun to watch back there.

With the Chargers recent addition of Denzel Perryman, adding another thumper in the middle of the defense could strike fear for players going over the middle. Swearinger is also good friends with his former college teammate Melvin Ingram and the two could team up on a Chargers defense.

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