With the Cincinnati Bengals facing a significant shortage of reliable and productive safeties in the defensive backfield, it only forces one to strongly conclude that safety will be one of, if not the top, need this offseason. Whether it's free agency or the NFL draft, figure that new faces will mix with old to develop rebuild personnel in the secondary.

According to our man on the scene Jason Garrison, the Cincinnati Bengals formally interviewed South Carolina safety D.J. Swearinger this weekend.