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Texans Release Former Second Rounder Swearinger

Houston Texans/NFL(HOUSTON) -- The Houston Texans have released safety D.J. Swearinger Monday after two seasons with the team.

Swearinger, a 2013 second round pick out of South Carolina under former head coach Gary Kubiak, was seen as a poor fit in the culture current head coach Bill O'Brien was seeking to foster.

The team had been trying to trade Swearinger Monday and released him after finding no suitors.

Swearinger, 23, posted on his Instagram account that he had been released by the team.

“One heck of an opportunity #texannation I appreciate everything and the opportunity and memories,” Swearinger wrote. “It’s time for a new chapter and the defining moment of my career!! So long #HOUSTONTEXANS.”

Swearinger most notably blew out the knee of tight end Dustin Keller, who had just signed a one-year $5 million deal with the Dolphins, in the preseason of his rookie year.

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