D'Andre Swift speaks about return home to play with Georgia teammates in Philadelphia
D’Andre Swift is back in his hometown, and now with a slew of former teammates as the former Georgia Bulldog is getting settled in with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Swift was traded over the weekend from the Detroit Lions, and held his first media session to discuss familiar surroundings, and faces. As for his role, Swift said he would take it day by day, and try to fit in like a puzzle piece.
Swift said that he played with Nolan Smith, who the Eagles drafted at No. 30, along with last year’s draft picks Nakobe Dean and Jordan Davis at Georgia: “That’s just a testament to the job Kirby (Smart) and his staff does over there preparing players for life after football and NFL, next level. Eagles definitely know where to get their players from,” he said.
Along with those players, the Eagles also drafted Jalen Carter at No. 9.
About running behind the Eagles’ offensive line, Swift said, “I stayed up the last couple nights just thinking about it. Great opportunity with this offensive line, with this coaching staff. I’m in a great running back room, first and foremost.”
D’Andre Swift says he was surprised he was traded by the Lions and got no explanation from Detroit
The new Eagles RB says he was emotional to come back home and happy
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