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Veteran NFL Safety Has Reportedly Been Released

A general view of the Arizona Cardinals stadium.

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 09: General view as quarterback Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins prepares to snap the football against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Redskins defeated the Cardinals 24-6. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

DJ Swearinger started the first four games of the season at safety for the Arizona Cardinals. Today, he was released.

Arizona is moving on from Swearinger, according to multiple reports. The veteran defensive back's second stint in the desert was not nearly as good as his first.

Swearinger recorded 28 tackles and one forced fumble for Arizona in 2019. He particularly struggled in coverage.

With the Cardinals in 2016, Swearinger recorded 64 tackles in 16 games (12 starts), adding three interceptions and two sacks.

With Swearinger no longer in the fold, expect rookie safeties Deionte and Jalen Thompson (no relation) to see more action.

After tying the Detroit Lions in Week 1, Arizona has lost three straight. At 0-3-1, they are in last place in the NFC West.

The Cardinals will look for their first win of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5.