Washington Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger made it clear via social media that he did not like the team's decision to trade cornerback Kendall Fuller as part of the deal for quarterback Alex Smith. A number of teammates expressed their support for Fuller on Twitter after the Redskins traded him to the Kansas City Chiefs, along with a third-round pick, for Smith. Many players said privately after the season that he had the best year of anyone in the secondary. Swearinger, though, took it one step further. His initial comments after the trade stemmed from wondering whether it was a joke to a three-word tweet: "This is unbelievable." His opinions grew harsher Wednesday morning. It started with a tweet that read, "Never Saw Any Bulls--- 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!!" A short time later, he tweeted that the Redskins took a "Major Step down from the best slot corner in The Game!!" Swearinger later deleted both tweets.
D.J. Swearinger blasts Redskins for trading 'best defender' Kendall Fuller
ESPN | Jan 31