D.J. Swearinger placed on trade block by Texans

The Houston Texans have put D.J. Swearinger on the trade block.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Texans are trying to move Swearinger in a deal, just two seasons after they selected the safety in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Rapoport has heard from two teams that Houston has reached out to about a potential trade.

Texans general manager Rick Smith told reporters on Tuesday that the team is always engaged in trade discussions.

"He's a really good football player for us," Smith said of Swearinger, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Swearinger has started 22 games over his first two seasons, but is coming off a disappointing 2014 for Houston. He graded out in the bottom 10 among 87 safeties last season, according to ProFootballFocus.com, and was particularly deficient against the run.

Swearinger is owed just $1.6 million over the final two years of his rookie deal, making him a potentially attractive target in trade talks. The Texans, meanwhile, appear to be back in the market for safety help in the draft.

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