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D.J. Swearinger rips Washington Redskins for trading away CB Kendall Fuller

By The Sports Xchange
D.J. Swearinger rips Washington Redskins for trading away CB Kendall Fuller
Washington Redskins free safety D.J. Swearinger (36) intercepts a Drew Brees pass intended for New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) in the first quarter on November 19, 2017 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. File photo by AJ Sisco/UPI | License Photo

Washington Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger sounded off over social media on Wednesday after learning that the team included cornerback Kendall Fuller as part of the agreed-upon trade for quarterback Alex Smith.

After initially wondering whether Tuesday's deal -- which included the Redskins receiving a third-round pick -- was a joke, Swearinger's comments over Twitter became more pointed.

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"Never Saw Any (expletive) Like This In My Life!!" Swearinger tweeted. "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!!"

Swearinger also wrote that the Redskins took a "Major Step down from the best slot corner in The Game!!" before deleting both tweets.

Fuller recorded 55 tackles, four interceptions and one forced fumble in 16 games this past season. The 22-year-old was selected by Washington in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Smith set career-highs in passing yards (4,042), touchdowns (26) and passer rating (104.7) this past season. The 33-year-old posted a 50-26 record as a starter since arriving in Kansas City in 2013 and has made two straight Pro Bowl appearances.

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The trade likely means the Redskins will let quarterback Kirk Cousins go in free agency, and the Chiefs will hand the reigns to 2017 first-round draft pick Patrick Mahomes.

The trade cannot be completed until the new league year begins March 14.

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