D’Andre Swift, Philadelphia Eagles
When the Lions made running back Jahmyr Gibbs the 12th overall pick in April's draft, it fullysignaled the end of D’Andre Swift’s time in Detroit. During Day 3 of the draft Swift was indeed traded, to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Swift joins a crowded running back room in Philly, as the Eagles notably signed former Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny in free agency. Boston Scott and Trey Sermon were brought back, and third-year back Kenneth Gainwell is also in the fold.
While Penny and Swift were the big names that the Eagles brought in, it looks like Scott and Gainwell were the ones who were most prominent during OTAs. Josh Tolentino of the Philadelphia Inquirer noted that Scott and Gainwell were getting starter reps, while Swift was working with the backups and No. 2 quarterback Marcus Mariota. As a new player, Swift not working with the starters while holdovers did is not too surprising. That dynamic seems likely to shift during training camp.
Swift had a rough go of it during his time in Detroit, from struggles to stay on the field to occasionally seeming to lack ideal instincts as a runner. Going to a team that's lined up to use multiple backs like the Eagles, a move to his hometown team may be just what Swift needs. Some may even say he's in line for a career year this year.