News came out yesterday that the Houston Texans have placed D.J. Swearinger on the trade block, with this tweet from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network:
Meanwhile, I’m told the #Texans are trying to trade safety DJ Swearinger. He’s started 22 games over his first 2 seasons.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 28, 2015
Would the Dolphins front office be interested?
D.J. Swearinger is a safety that has been known to make big hits. This guy will compete with the receiver to make the interception and race across the field to prevent a large gain in the run game. He's a former team captain and four year starter at South Carolina.
The Dolphins currently have Louis Delmas opposite Reshad Jones, which proved to be a good combination until Delmas got injured 2014. And the issue with Delmas, is that he gets injured often.
Swearinger has $1.6 million left on his two year deal, and would be a cheap option if the Dolphins wanted to add some insurance into the safety position.
The only slight hitch here is that Swearinger didn't perform well in 2014. But would he still be worth, say, a 2015 fifth round pick for the Dolphins? Could the Dolphins get Swearinger playing like he did in 2013?
The Dolphins front office have shown they are willing to trade draft picks for NFL players, and this could be a deal the team may just consider.
Do you agree? Would D.J. Swearinger be a good addition to the team?
Alex Parish is an Associate Editor at The Phinsider. Be sure to follow me on Twitter@AlexParish89.