Lions RB D’Andre Swift would welcome Todd Gurley to the team

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D’Andre Swift looked very impressive physically in the OTA sessions this week. The second-year RB is a popular candidate to be a breakout star in 2021, between his NFL experience, a bolstered offensive line in Detroit and a clear-cut starting role with Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson now gone.

But Swift has no problem with the Lions potentially adding Todd Gurley. The 26-year-old former All-Pro visited the team’s facility on Thursday for a workout and evaluation.

Gurley played under Lions GM Brad Holmes in Los Angeles and experienced great success, rushing for over 2,500 yards and scoring 40 total touchdowns with the Rams in the 2017-2018 seasons. He’s struggled with chronic knee issues since, rushing for just 3.5 yards per carry in Atlanta in 2020.

Swift would welcome Gurley, even if it costs him some carries. The two are Georgia Bulldog alums.

“Knowledge. Experience,” Swift replied when asked how he would benefit from the Lions potentially signing Gurley. “I’d be happy if he come here as well. I just want to compete with these guys. Just to have him in the building, that’d be good.”

Gurley left Detroit without a contract and still remains unsigned as press time.