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#Redskins worked out several players today including QBs Max Browne and Joe Callahan, WRs Tre McBride and Carlos Henderson, TE Jace Amaro, OTs Isaiah Battle and Cyrus Kouandjio, DE Hau'oli Kikaha and LB Corey Nelson.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) December 24, 2018
Top 5 graded #Redskin defensive players in the Saturday loss to the Titans (minimum 15 snaps):— PFF WAS Redskins (@PFF_Redskins) December 24, 2018
Daron Payne - 80.2
Zach Brown - 79.4
Greg Stroman - 72.5
Shaun Dion Hamilton - 72.3
Jonathan Allen - 65.1
One move I'm surprised the Redskins haven't made is put McCoy on IR and promote someone from the practice squad.— Rick Snider (@Snide_Remarks) December 24, 2018
Hate to make this comment b/c he’s flashed, but I’m wondering if the #Redskins will eventually regret taking Payne over Derwin J... Payne has been solid. James is a rarity at the S position. And I admittedly may be wrong about Payne as a pass rusher. But I would’ve gone James— Emmanual Benton (@manny_benton) December 24, 2018
Officially announced;— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoRCC) December 24, 2018
The Washington #Redskins have WAIVED Dayarlo Jamal Swearinger Jr.
D.J. Swearinger made a habit of publicly criticizing coaches and teammates during his two years in D.C. And on Saturday came the straw that finally broke the camel's back.— Josh Luckenbaugh (@JLuck42) December 24, 2018
A complete list of his controversial #Redskins comments: https://t.co/6FL4s0gw5J
Sure was... you were stunned, could hear it in your voice— Chick Hernandez (@MrChickSports) December 24, 2018
Swearinger's blatant insubordination demanded discipline. I thought Jay would do nothing. Instead, he went full-force. I am legit floored.— Burgundy Blog (@BurgundyBlog) December 24, 2018
"I'm speechless." || Santana Moss reacts to the release of DJ Swearinger pic.twitter.com/lHbCL1Xw7X— NBC Sports Redskins (@NBCSRedskins) December 24, 2018
Swearinger definitely brought a passion to the game. Wasn't for everyone; my dealings with him were good.. Redskins wanted that passion harnessed in a more productive way. Other teams have felt same. So here we are.— John Keim (@john_keim) December 24, 2018
According to a person w knowledge of the situation, Swearinger had been instructed repeatedly during his time w Skins to stop airing criticisms of teammates or coaches, but he continued to do so. After Saturday, team felt like enough was enough.— Mike Jones (@ByMikeJones) December 24, 2018
Swearinger says two weeks ago Greg Manusky suggested he'd like him to coach for him some day. This was the same Greg Manusky who Swearinger called out after Saturday's loss. Swearinger: "I still have the text messages."— Chris Lingebach (@ChrisLingebach) December 24, 2018
Quite honestly - it's absurd to think that D.J. Swearinger was the only guy that cared about winning inside #Redskins Park. It's an insult. Many do.— Chris Russell (@Russellmania621) December 24, 2018
They may not do enough for Swearinger's liking or mine, but to say "he was the only one" like I see all over twitter is silly.
Swearinger made critical comments after Saturday's loss. They weren't the only ones this month. https://t.co/VDH9sfj23y— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) December 24, 2018
Talent only keeps you around for so long. It can also get you more chances than most.. but you only have so much leash— Will Compton (@_willcompton) December 24, 2018
Guys at home talented enough to be playing, but that asterisk on the resume for how they were remembered matters!
Sign Mark Sanchez cut D.J. Swearinger. Lol.— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) December 24, 2018
Just woke up (630am Christmas morning) to the Swearinger news.— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoRCC) December 24, 2018
No emergency podcast from us today on this issue, but will say (as I'm sure others have already noted) this was because DJ had previously been warned about calling out coaches.
Can't do it again after that.
Some teams might hesitate bc of the situation. Calling coaches out repeatedly, 4 teams in 5 years. I doubt every team hesitates though. He's got talent and works very hard.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) December 24, 2018
#Redskins fans hate this move.....clearly.— Chris Russell (@Russellmania621) December 24, 2018
Simply because D.J. has talent.
They pay no attention to chemistry, cohesion and the divide his comments were causing in the building & locker room.
Jay Gruden knew he had to get rid of a divisive force. Was just a matter of time.
Honestly I think it depends on how the off-season plays. If they bring a good safety in and Allen emerges as the leader he looks to be and they win...this will be looked at positively. If not? Look out. https://t.co/c7OqeiAeln— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) December 24, 2018
A couple of non-Swearinger thoughts on the DJ Swearinger release:— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) December 24, 2018
1) Jay Gruden being allowed to cut a guy under contract next year is a good sign for Gruden's future.
2) Can you move on from Greg Manusky the offseason after cutting Swearinger for questioning his play calling?
It may mean that Jay’s job is safe. It could also simply mean that Jay was fed up and needed to make a sacrifice before it became a poor reflection on him as a HC. He has a future as a coach wether he’s in Washington or not. Teams look at things like that. He had to handle it.— Emmanual Benton (@manny_benton) December 24, 2018
I thought Gruden was returning, but after today's emotional move Snyder may be itching for more firings, especially after a bad loss to Philly and Eagles fans owning FedEx on Sunday.— Rick Snider (@Snide_Remarks) December 24, 2018
First #Redskins safety to have Pro Bowl-caliber season in forever is cut before end of that season for insubordination.— Al Galdi (@AlGaldi) December 24, 2018
Promising safety from last year arrested last week.
Safety acquired via well-regarded trade has struggled.#Skins' safety hell since Sean died continues.
Say what you want about DJ Swearinger — the man is honest.— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) December 24, 2018
He put his name on everything he has said publicly. And he gives max effort on the field. He wants to win more than anything.
D.J. Swearinger story. He says other teams practice '10 times harder' than the Redskins. He's also now burned his third NFL bridge in five years: https://t.co/nBzkqRxAUe— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) December 24, 2018
I saw a few Eagles' fans wanted PHI to claim D.J. Swearinger. Possible, but, as a #Redskin, he received his three worst Overall @PFF grades against the #Eagles:— Trey Cunningham (@PFF_TreyC) December 24, 2018
Week 7 2017 @ PHI: 33.3
Week 1 2017 vs PHI: 33.4
Week 13 2018 @ PHI: 37.2
Sunday is going to be a mess. FedEx will be 75% Eagles fans and Redskins will do what they've done in past finales - play like they don't care.— Rick Snider (@Snide_Remarks) December 24, 2018
D.J. Swearinger this season:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 24, 2018
* Started all 15 games
* Played all but 1 defensive snap
* Led Redskins in INT (4)
* Led Redskins in pass breakups (10)
* Pro Bowl alternate
Now released, he's subject to waivers. A claiming team would owe him $176, 470 for the rest of this season.
If he goes to Pro Bowl, the helmet choice will be awkward. https://t.co/1HlcF5EmSa— Paul Conner (@P_ConnerJr) December 24, 2018
DJ Swearinger is a Pro Bowl alternate. He said if he gets to play in the pro bowl he may try to wear a South Carolina jersey and helmet. Would be odd if he gets to play in the pro bowl a few weeks after being cut.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) December 24, 2018
I am trying to say this with a straight face but only the #Redskins could be in a position to cut a Pro-Bowl alternate in Week 17. He just said on @1067theFan that if he plays in #NFL all-star game, he might wear South Carolina apparel, if not claimed.— Chris Russell (@Russellmania621) December 24, 2018
Key unknown thing re: Swag's release is extent of Snyder's involvement. Presumably he signed off. And if so, yes, suggests Bruce and Jay will return; otherwise DS would punt that call to new FO/staff. BUT: Slim chance Snyder not consulted, risking his displeasure…— Burgundy Blog (@BurgundyBlog) December 24, 2018
I wonder what Jon Allen and Josh Norman are thinking right now? https://t.co/FG8EG2wneu— Chris Russell (@Russellmania621) December 24, 2018
Swearinger’s next team will be his fifth (Texans, Cardinals, Bucs and #Redskins). This is his sixth NFL season.— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) December 24, 2018
After his outbursts the last few weeks what team would be willing to trade for him? There’s a reason he’s been on so many teams, he’s got talent but is not a team guy.— carol hilz (@chilz2011) December 24, 2018
The Eagles have secondary issues. They play the Redskins at FedEx Field this weekend. Are you thinking what I am thinking?— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) December 24, 2018
I wonder if the Redskins will have the edge in Skintangibles before Sunday's game. Probably.— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) December 24, 2018
This is just terrific! Made me laugh! https://t.co/BYbRqlie1u— Chris Russell (@Russellmania621) December 24, 2018
Translation - the team hates beat writers.— Rick Snider (@Snide_Remarks) December 24, 2018
Gonna taket a couple deep breaths and go back to worrying about Christmas. My advice to you is the same. So happy holidays, hope you get what you want rather than deserve and seeya Wednesday for more Redskins drama.— Rick Snider (@Snide_Remarks) December 24, 2018
From earlier this season: Wrote about Jay Gruden (and Scott Brooks) stays calm even during chaos and does so by choice. https://t.co/xraBkj23zK— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) December 24, 2018