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DJ Swearinger opens up about ‘luxury’ he found with Saints

DJ Swearinger, Saints

DJ Swearinger is once again back in the bayou after inking a one-year free agent contract as a member of the New Orleans Saints. After spending some time with the Saints last season, Swearinger appears to be thrilled to be back in New Orleans for the 2020 campaign.

Swearinger sees something that the Saints provide that many other franchises from around the league simply cannot — consistent winning.

“As soon as I got to New Orleans last year, I felt the culture, I felt the camaraderie, I felt everybody was on one page and one accord,” Swearinger recently said, via Luke Johnson of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “I remember telling [tight end] Jared Cook my first day I got to the facility, ‘Man, you guys are living in luxury. … The luxury is winning.’”

In addition to playing for the Saints, the seasoned defender has also suited up for the Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins along the way.

“I’ve seen seven, eight different head coaches,” Swearinger added. “I’ve seen seven, eight different locker rooms. . . . I’ve seen the difference from how it looks to the winning side, and of course I’ve been on a bunch of losing teams as well. The culture is a winning deal, and I wanted to be a part of that.”

Swearinger is one of two major moves that the Saints managed to make in regards to the team’s defensive backfield as New Orleans reacquired longtime Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, who originally began his NFL career with the NFC South franchise back in 2009.

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