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Redskins' D.J. Swearinger rips team after Smith trade

Washington isn't only saving salary dollars, but signaling an emphasis on greater offensive efficiency, as the accurate Smith fits coach Jay Gruden's offensive system.


Kahron Spearman


Washington Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger let off a tweet bomb about his team's trade with the Kansas City Chiefs for quarterback Alex Smith on Tuesday.  

Then he deleted it all as if people wouldn't read it, as you do.

Per TMZ Sports (h/t Bleacher Report), Swearinger was unhappy about the team giving up perhaps its best young defensive player in 22-year-old cornerback Kendall Fuller in the exchange.

Never Saw Any Bulls--t Like This In My Life!! Idc who i rub wrong because you never sat in a meeting nor put in work with my dawg!! People say they wanna win right but you throw away your best defender!?!? Somebody you can set a standard with?!?! #Defense will win championships!!

D.J. Swearinger
Safety, Washington Redskins

Washington had drafted the talented Fuller in the third round of the 2016 draft, out of Virginia Tech. He became a competent nickel corner, before becoming a part-time starter last season (six starts.) 

He recorded 55 tackles, 10 deflections, and four picks in 16 games.

Swearinger should take note, though, that Alex Smith has been a better player than Kirk Cousins. Frankly, good corners are easier to find than top quarterbacks.

Smith, who better fits coach Jay Gruden's offensive system, hit on 67.5 percent of his passes for a career-high 4,042 yards and 26 touchdowns with just five interceptions in 2017.

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