Bucs Claim S Swearinger and LB Greene

The Bucs have the 1st waiver choice and claimed both DJ Swearinger and Khaseem Greene. Both players could end up on the Bucs final roster.

The Buccaneers took advantage of their first-choice waiver priority on Tuesday by claiming two players who could potentially make the final roster.

The Buccaneers claimed former Texans safety DJ Swearinger and former Bears LB Khaseem Greene.

Swearinger was a 2nd round pick of the Texans in 2013. He has started 22 games over the past two seasons totaling 140 tackles, 10 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, three interceptions, one fumble recovery and one sack. KPRC-TV in Houston is reporting that D.J. Swearinger was waived because he refused to play special teams.

Swearinger has a legit shot at becoming a starter for the Bucs in 2015. He brings an intimidating presence to the defensive backfield. Swearinger is a hard-hitter who needs to improve as an all-around safety.

Khaseem Greene was a 4th round pick by the Bears in 2013 out of Rutgers. Many around the Tampa Bay area thought that then head coach Greg Schiano would bring another Rutgers player to Tampa by drafting Greene. Greene was likely released by the Bears because of their transition to the 3-4 defense. Greene is an excellent fit in the Tampa 2 defense. He has a good shot at making the Bucs roster.

Both additions of Swearinger and Greene add to thye very good depth the Bucs are developing on defense.

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