LANDOVER , Md. (AP) huddles Washington Redskins players together and delivers his daily message. Sure, Swearinger is a six-year veteran, but this is his first season with Washington. Becoming a vocal leader just came naturally. Its just my personality, Swearinger said. Thats just my personality to get guys to buy in to do the right things so we can make winning a habit here. Thats what I try to do with calling the defensive meetings or calling (a huddle) up before practice. Just trying to get everybodys minds on one focus and thats to go 1-0 every day. The Redskins are 5-8 and out of the playoff race but will try to follow that lead and go 1-0 Sunday when they face Swearingers previous team, the Arizona Cardinals, thats holding on to only faint postseason hopes. In a short period of time, the 26-year-old safety has become the Redskins emotional center, bellwether and conscious in a season that has gone awry. It was Swearinger who questioned the teams preparation after consecutive blowout losses without any trepidation about the blowback. His comments about bad practice habits Sunday in Los Angeles werent frustration, he said, they were facts. If you dont play well in the game, its obviously from practice, Swearinger said Wednesday. A lot of stuffs been said about what Ive been saying. Its not going to change what Im saying. Its the facts of it. Guys on this team have to practice better, and if we dont practice better, were going to get the same results. Period. Swearinger earned the right to speak his mind through hard-nosed play this season. He crushed Marshawn Lynch with a big hit when the Oakland Raiders came to town and has never shied away from contact. No wonder players are eager to follow Swearinger. He plays the game so hard, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. Hes very passionate about the game, and I think the players respect that a ton. After playing parts of two seasons with Arizona, Swearinger figures hell have extra juice Sunday. He said the Cardinals made a contract offer and retracted it Womens Bryce Love Jersey , so he circled this game on his calendar. Its not that I want to show out in front of my own team, Swearinger said. Its more I want to make a lot of plays in front of my old team. Some things to watch when the Cardinals visit the Redskins: O-LINE SHUFFLE: Once again, the Cardinals are being forced to make personnel changes along the offensive line. Left tackle Jared Veldheer fractured an ankle against Tennessee and became the third starter on the O-line to go down with a season-ending injury, joining tackle D.J. Humphries and guard Mike Iupati. Rookie Will Holden is the fourth player to start at left tackle. In addition, right guard Earl Watford is out with a high ankle sprain. Holdens only other start was at left guard in Week 4. Evan Boehm, who started the first five games before losing the job to Watford, will be the right guard. The only lineman to start every game is center A.Q. Shipley. Im the glue that sort of holds everything together, Shipley said. REDSKINS RUN GAME: With three running backs on injured reserve, Washingtons ground game is firmly in the hands of rookie Samaje Perine. Thats because second- and third-string running backs LeShun Daniels and Kapri Bibbs have combined for 31 career carries. With a banged-up offensive line, the Redskins have rushed for a combined 121 yards the past two weeks. Staying committed to the run has proved difficult. You just want to try to stay a little bit balanced, coach Jay Gruden said. You cant be throwing it 100 times a game, although sometimes you want to. But I think try to get Samaje some looks, try to get our offensive line to come out of their stance and try to get some movement on the defensive line. Its necessary for us to be successful. AGELESS FITZ: At 34, Larry Fitzgerald is fourth in the NFL in receptions with 87, behind only Antonio Brown, DeAndre Hopkins and Jarvis Landry. He has 922 yards receiving, so hes a good bet to be the first player age 34 or older to top 100 receptions and 1,000 yards receiving for a season. Last week he moved past Randy Moss into third on career receiving yards Wes Martin Jersey , behind only Jerry Rice and Terrell Owens. In three games at Washington, Fitzgerald has 20 catches for 339 yards and two TDs. Of his five touchdowns of at least 60 yards, two have come in his past two road games against the Redskins 62 yards in 2008, 73 yards in 2011. KICKER BY ANY OTHER NAME: Redskins kicker Nick Rose is already auditioning for a job next season now that Dustin Hopkins has a possibility of returning from a hip injury. Rose has made 10 of 11 field goals since replacing Hopkins. Injuries happen, you have somebody come replace you, then when you come back off the injury, theres going to be some competition there, Gruden said. Thats what its going to be like. AP Sports Writer Bob Baum in Tempe, Arizona, and freelance reporter Brian McNally in Ashburn, Virginia, contributed. The Redskins Could Use Another Gap Shooting DT, Right?"Daniel Wise, DTSchool: Kansas | Conference: Big 12College Experience: RS Senior | Age: 22?Height / Weight: 6-3 / 281 lbsProjected Draft Status: 4th - 7th RoundNFL Comparison: Tom JohnsonCollege StatisticsPlayer OverviewDaniel Wise was a 3-star prospect out of Lewisville, TX with strong football roots. His father, Deatrich Wise Sr., played for the Seahawks and Saints, and his brother Russ Grimm Jersey , Deatrich Wise Jr. wastaken by the New England Patriots in the 4th round of the 2017 draft. Wise turned down offers from Colorado, Missouri, SMU, and Texas Tech, instead choosing to playing Lawrence.He was a 4-year starter at Kansas, accumulating 152 tackles and 17 sacks over his tenure. There seems to be some sense among experts that Wise was misused at Kansas, and that his true strength is playing as a gap penetrating three-technique - a talent he showcased at the East-West Shrine game, where he jacked his draft stock significantly.Even perhaps playing out of position, Wise was named First Team All Big 12 in 2018 during a season in which he had 34 tackles, including 12.5 for a loss, and 5 sacks.StrengthsAbility to penetrate gaps.Good burst and hand work in the pass rush.Very high motor.Able to shed blocks.Has very good range.Great tackling ability.WeaknessesNeeds to improve strength.Can be knocked off balance.Run stopping.Two-gapping, which is what he played in college.Lets see his workHow He Would Fit On The RedskinsThe Redskins are already stout along the defensive line, but the best way to retain that competence is to continue drafting for depth at the position. A month or two ago, Wise was being project as a potential 7th rounder or UDFA. After his break out during the Shrine Game festivities, the secret seem to be out, and hes being talked about as a potential 4th or 5th rounder.Wise could be a great mid/late round project for Jim Tomsula and a potent addition the defensive line as a pass rushing specialist. His ceaseless motor and gap blasting quickness would be a welcome addition and change-up to our beefy bruisers currently dominating the line.