Safeties Tony Jefferson, D.J. Swearinger thank Cardinals on way out
The Arizona Cardinals’ defensive back room will look very different in 2017.
On the first day of the NFL free agency signing period, safeties Tony Jefferson and D.J. Swearinger agreed to deals with the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins, respectively. Each used their social media accounts to thank the Cardinals and their fans for the support over the past year-plus.
#birdgang just wanna say thank you for being my home the past 4 years, you fans are truly special and I will always cherish the moments we had. Thank your Mr. Bidwill, Steve Keim , & Bruce Arians for giving me the opportunity to showcase my talent I was molded into a winning culture and it will stick with me the rest of my career due to the leadership and standard you guys set. To my teammates I loved every single one you like brothers I really did , it was a joy to come to work everyday because of you guys. S/O to my coaches for challenging me and pushing me to my limits, Im a better player for it. #Birdgang I love you straight up! Oh & shout out to Los Favoritos for the Bomb Mexican food
Jefferson, who had 96 tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles last season, thanked Arizona general manager Steve Keim and head coach Bruce Arians, not to mention all of his teammates through his four seasons with the Cardinals.
He wrapped the message with a “shout out to Los Favoritos for the Bomb Mexican food.”
Swearinger, who Arizona picked up in 2015 during the middle of the year, thanked the Cardinals for giving him a third chance.
He took advantage of it last season, piling up 58 tackles, two sacks and three picks as one of the steadier players on the team.