Apparently, Jay Gruden was not a big fan of the way D.J. Swearinger ripped into Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Greg Manusky following Saturday night’s loss to the Tennessee Titans.
On Monday, Swearinger announced on the Grant & Danny radio show that Gruden called him into his office and released him earlier on Monday morning.
Wow!! DJ Swearinger says he was released by Jay Gruden at meeting today. He announced it on the Grant & Danny show on @1067theFan #redskins
— Chick Hernandez (@MrChickSports) December 24, 2018
After Washington lost to Tennessee on Saturday, Swearinger went in on Manusky’s coaching scheme, saying, “I probably watch more film than the coaches.”
Previously, Gruden had said he would discipline Swearinger for his disparaging comments. Clearly he changed his mind after come more time had passed.
Now that he’s no longer with the club, Swearinger isn’t holding back.
DJ Swearinger, on @1067theFan, highlighted #Redskins’ “laidback” approach. Noted, under Bruce Arians, Cardinals “practiced 10x harder” than they did in WAS.
— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) December 24, 2018
Swearinger has been a key player in Washington’s secondary. He finishes the season with 53 tackles, three forced fumbles and four interceptions.