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Bears agree to terms with RB D’Andre Swift in a deal that could go either way

The Chicago Bears have added to their running back rotation by agreeing to terms with former Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions back D’Andre Swift. The deal will go through on Wednesday at the beginning of the new league year, and it’s a three-year, $24 million deal.

Last season, Swift had a career year behind Philly’s offensive line, with 1,083 yards and five touchdowns on 239 carries. Swift forced 45 missed tackles, and had 12 runs of 15 yards or more. Swift also caught 43 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown.

Chicago’s offensive line isn’t on the Eagles’ level just yet, which ostensibly puts Swift in a position where he’ll have to create more yards on his own. 578 of Swift’s rushing yards came after contact last season, but he also had 25 negative runs to his 21 explosive plays. That’s not to say that Swift is entirely a product of his line, but the Bears will hope for as many of these kinds of plays as possible.

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire