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NFL Player Announces He's Been Released Live On The Radio

A Washington Redskins helmet sitting on the field.

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 08: A Washington Redskins helmet before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

A Washington Redskins' defensive back announced live on the radio this morning that he's been released by head coach Jay Gruden.

D.J. Swearinger called into Washington, D.C's 106.7 The Fan to announce that he's no longer a member of the Redskins.

"BREAKING NEWS: D.J. Swearinger said he was called into Jay Gruden's office and RELEASED by the Redskins," 106.7 The Fan announced.

Swearinger, 27, was apparently released during a team meeting. "Wow!! DJ Swearinger says he was released by Jay Gruden at meeting today. He announced it on the Grant & Danny show."

Swearinger has questioned the Redskins' coaching at times during the 2018 regular season. He was especially critical after Saturday's loss to the Titans.

"I probably watch more film than the coaches," Swearinger said.

Gruden had said this weekend that he was really disappointed with Swearinger's comments.

"I’m quite disappointed to be honest with you," Gruden said.

"We made it pretty clear that we try to keep our business within these walls and we’ve had many a talks before about that and unfortunately he chose to go to the media again and talk about his displeasure with some of the calls. I know Coach Manusky works extremely hard as does the rest of the staff to put together a game plan."

The Redskins were eliminated from playoff contention this weekend, dropping to 7-8 on the season.