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Raiders working out D.J. Swearinger

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It looks like the Raiders are looking for more depth for their secondary, as Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Raiders are working out safety D.J. Swearinger.

Swearinger was last seen playing for the Arizona Cardinals this season, starting in the first four games and playing in every snap before being released on Sept. 30. He latched on in Arizona after being cut by the Washington Redskins for criticizing defensive coordinator Greg Manusky.

The former second round pick has at least three interceptions in the past three seasons. The Raiders are tied for third worst in the league in INTs, and Swearinger might be able help solve that problem. Mike Mayock also liked him leading up to the 2013 draft, grading him as the draft’s fourth best safety and second best strong safety.

The team also reportedly worked out a mystery player, according to Rapoport’s source. There’s no word yet on who that second player may be, but it’s always fun to speculate.