Raiders Rumors: D.J. Swearinger Being Signed After Karl Joseph Suffered ‘Bad’ Injury Against Chargers

In what was perhaps their biggest game of the season to date, the Oakland Raiders came away with a big 26-24 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night to stay in the AFC playoff picture.

After the Raiders scored the go-ahead touchdown with a little over a minute left in the game, Phillip Rivers had a chance to get his team into field goal range with a full set of times. Instead, he went 0-for-7 on the drive and threw an interception to Karl Joseph to seal the victory for the Raiders.

While Joseph hauling into that interception, Rivers’ third of the game, was a great moment for Oakland, the safety actually got injured on the play. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden was worried about the injury after the game, and Joseph was seen walking with crutches in the locker room.

It was reported on Friday morning that he was set to undergo an MRI on his leg, and while those results haven’t been revealed yet, it is not looking good for the Raiders. According to Vic Tafur of The Athletic, Oakland is signing veteran safety D.J. Swearinger due to the fears of what Joseph’s injury could be:

The #Raiders are signing free agent safety D.J. Swearinger, according to league sources.

— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) November 8, 2019

Nothing definitive on Karl Joseph’s foot injury yet, but was told that it’s pretty bad. https://t.co/vqliZuSJMi

— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) November 8, 2019

Swearinger is in his seventh NFL season after being drafted by the Houston Texans in the second round in 2013 out of South Carolina. He started off the 2019 season with the Arizona Cardinals where he played every snap through their first four games, recording 28 total tackles before being released.

The injury is a tough break for Joseph, who was having a resurgent season with the Raiders and make one of the plays of the game against the Chargers before getting hurt.

Lamarcus Joyner was also injured in the game, so the Raiders’ secondary is really banged up at the moment. Luckily, his injury is not believed to be as serious and the team has 10 days to prepare for their next game.

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