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Redskins sign former Cardinals safety D.J. Swearinger

Redskins sign former Cardinals safety D.J. Swearinger

UPDATE 5:34 p.m.: D.J. Swearinger confirmed on Twitter that he'd be joining the Redskins. 

The Redskins have shifted their free agency attention from the line to the back end. 

According to multiple media reports the Redskins have signed safety D. J. Swearinger. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the deal is for three years and $13.5 million with $6 million paid in the first year.  

Swearinger has been with three different teams in his four seasons in the NFL. He was a second-round pick of the Texans in the 2013 draft. After two years in Houston, he went to the Bucs and, most recently, the Cardinals. 

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With the Cardinals last year, he intercepted three passes and defensed eight passes. Per Pro Football Focus, he did not allow a touchdown pass. He has a reputation for being a big hitter in the secondary.

Swearinger is likely to be an immediate starter. Although he could be better suited to playing strong safety but he could play free if the Redskins do indeed move second-year player Su’a Cravens to strong safety. 

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Former Redskin Josh Doctson signs with New York Jets

Former Redskin Josh Doctson signs with New York Jets

Former Redskins' wideout Josh Doctson has found another home, again. 

Doctson, 27, signed with the New York Jets the team announced Saturday morning via twitter. 

Washington selected Doctson with their 22nd pick in the 2016 NFL draft after he put up monster numbers at Texas Christian University. However, his collegiate success never quite translated to the professional level. During his three seasons in D.C. he played 33 games, recorded 81 receptions for a total of 1,100 yards and 8 touchdowns.

After Washinton released Doctson last September he joined the Minnesota Vikings, but injuries held him to only one appearance and no catches. 

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Josh Hart tries to recruit Stefon Diggs to Redskins amidst trade rumors

Josh Hart tries to recruit Stefon Diggs to Redskins amidst trade rumors

New Orleans Pelican Josh Hart tried to recruit Stefon Diggs in a twitter exchange Thursday surrounding Jordan Reed’s release from the Redskins.

Reed was released on Thursday after six seasons and seven years on the team.

In a tweet commemorating Reed’s accomplishments, the Redskins called him “one of the best in franchise history” and thanked him for his years on the team.

Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins showed his disappointment in Reed’s release by quoting the tweet with a crying emoji. Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs shared similar feelings by responding to the quote saying “not my dog j reed…”.

Diggs is a Maryland native but has been with the Vikings since he was drafted in the 2015 NFL Draft in the fifth round.

In response to this exchange, Hart chimed in and pleaded with him to “Come on home bro #HTTR”.  Hart, a D.C. native and long-time Redskins fan, is not the only one who has been looking to help the Redskins with their player recruitment.

Haskins has also made recruiting for the Redskins a habit this season, engaging with players like Ron Rivera and Antonio Brown through social media regarding coming to play in DC.

Hart's interaction with Diggs is particularly notable considering that his recent social media has left Vikings fans wondering what his next moves are. In addition to cryptic tweets potentially linked to his dissatisfaction with his team, Diggs also took down all of his Instagram pictures which feature him in a Vikings uniform.

Could Diggs be heading to the Redskins? If Hart has any say in the matter, maybe.

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