Swearinger was cut Monday by the Washington Redskins, fourteen weeks after expressing his displeasure with Washington defensive coordinator Greg Manusky’s game plan against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday after backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert substituted starter Marcus Mariota.
“[I] understand it wasn’t my job to call out the boxing trainers even though we had a connection,” Swearinger said. “Me and your coaches, we had a good relationship. You know, I will keep my mouth shut the next time and just keep [my head down] and play football and do exactly everything I need to complete on the area and also let my past do the talking.”
Swearinger said he didn’t think his comments will end in him losing his position. He expected a certain sort of discipline.
“Certainly didn’t think that it could cost my job knowing that me and the trainer had an understanding but it’s what it is,” Swearinger said. I am happy it happened and prepared to proceed .”
When asked about waiving Swearinger, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said the security comments weren’t”constructive” and that Swearinger had been spoken to on a few occasions.
“Yeah, it had been repeated offenses, yeah. We’ve had… I’ve had many talks with him at the past,” Gruden said Wednesday. “Obviously, I didn’t get through to him again, that’s my responsibility. But at the close of your daywe decided as a business to go ahead and proceed.”
The Cardinals claimed Swearinger on Tuesday using the very first waiver pick. He had been signed into the Cards’ practice squad Dec. two, 2015, and a week later had been promoted into the active roster.
Saying he had been happy to be back in Arizona while maintaining it felt”odd,” Swearinger said Christmas was demanding.
“It has been a rocky Christmas for me and my family members,” he said. “The last two days have been up in the atmosphere, so to saybut it is really a boon that I am in Arizona and prepared to get started, man.”
Swearinger, 27, said he wants to control himself better when he gets emotional after games.
“I am an extremely passionate player. You put the camera in my head once we lose a game that we’re likely to go the playoffs, I may mention some items that I shouldn’t say. That’s on me personally. I must restrain me and start to become better at that. However, I live and learn and that I continue moving forward. That’s life.”
Cardinals trainer Steve Wilks, that didn’t know Swearinger personally earlier Arizona (3-12) promised himsaid he’s been impressed with his play along with his energy . Wilks isn’t certain if Swearinger will play on defense Sunday from the Seattle Seahawks, but included Swearinger could get snaps on special teams.
At Wednesday afternoon, nevertheless, Wilks had to keep in touch with Swearinger concerning his opinionated personality. However Wilks added that when they really do talk, he’ll inform you to Swearinger that he does not mind players having opinions on training, but he’ll also tell Swearinger how he anticipates the safety to manage the feelings in Arizona.
“I really don’t stand in front of you guys and throw players or coaches under the bus, but best believe it gets addressed and he’d understand the exact identical thing,” Wilks said. “I really don’t have a issue with my opinion, but we aren’t going to air that comment outside the building. He’d immediately understand that of course, if he’s got an issue, that’s where that accountability comes in, players and coaches.”
ESPN’s John Keim contributed to this report.