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Buccaneers claim D.J. Swearinger and Khaseem Greene, sign three draft picks

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have claimed safety D.J. Swearinger and linebacker Khaseem Greene off waivers, the team announced today.

Swearinger was a second-round pick for the Houston Texans in 2013, but was waived yesterday, reportedly in part because the safety refused to play special teams, an attitude that won't adhere to Lovie Smith. Swearinger is probably best at strong safety, where he'll compete with Bradley McDougald.

Meanwhile, Greene was a fourth-round pick for the Chicago Bears out of Rutgers in 2013. The speedy linebacker fits the Bucs' prototype at linebacker (fast and small) and is likely to compete for a roster spot as the Bucs' fifth or sixth linebacker, with Bruce Carter, Lavonte David, Danny Lansanah and Kwon Alexander basically guaranteed roster spots.

The team also announced the signing of three draft picks: seventh-rounder Joey Iosefa, fifth-rounder Kenny Bell and fourth-rounder Kwon Alexander. Only second-rounders Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet remain unsigned now, and I'd expect that to change quickly.