Redskins sign safety DJ Swearinger

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The Washington Redskins signed safety D.J. Swearinger today, according to multiple sources. The deal is reportedly worth $13.5 million over three years.

This is the third such signing today, with the Redskins inking journeyman defensive players to relatively modest contracts. The first two were DL Terrelle McClain and DL Stacy McGee.

Swearinger was drafted by the Houston Texans in 2013 and has bounced around the league since then, with stints in Arizona and Tampa Bay. He spent the last two seasons in Arizona.

Swearinger was highly-touted coming out of college, but has been a relatively marginal player in the NFL. The Redskins have had terrible trouble with the safety position in recent years and failed in 2015 and 2016 to fix the situation with free agent signings.

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