Redskins release D.J. Swearinger after critical comments on defensive coordinator

Just days after having made comments about defensive coordinator Greg Manusky following the team's loss to the Titans on Saturday, Washington Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger told D.C. sports radio station 106.7 The Fan that he has been cut by the team.

Swearinger called into 106.7 The Fan on Monday saying that he had been called into head coach Jay Gruden's office and was informed of his release.

"I don't regret nothing, because I know I gave 100 percent from my heart," Swearinger said.

Swearinger said Gruden did not give him a reason why he was being cut from the team.

The Redskins announced they waived Swearinger later in the afternoon.

106.7 The Fan reports Swearinger spoke out about Manusky's decisions on particular plays in the locker room after the game.

"We should have blown them out," he said.

"If I'm the D-coordinator, I'm calling zone every time on third down because you got a backup quarterback. Make him beat us."

"We're playing a backup quarterback. Why would you put us in man to man? We are our best on defense when we look at the quarterback."

Swearinger has also been openly critical of the team's practice habits, raising questions about the team's lack of preparation, a problem that has bubbled up and caused inconsistency.

"I can't tell you what needs to be changed. I ain't the coach," Swearinger said two weeks ago after a 40-16 loss to the Giants.

"We ain't executing. We ain't getting the job done. That's the answer they want me to give."