D’Andre Swift is not happy about the amount of snaps he played after returning from injury.
The Detroit Lions running back took the field for just 10 offensive snaps during their most recent game and he was not happy about it. During a press conference on Thursday, Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson said Swift got “a little pissed off” about this drop in playing time.
“It’s a balance right now for him because once again he hasn’t felt 100 percent, and that’s been a big part of it is when he’s feeling good and it’s going to show up on Sunday in a positive way for us,” Johnson said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “So, we’ll see. We’ll see as the week goes on in practice, we’ll see on Sunday as we get into the game just how much or how little we use him.”
Swift had two carries for 10 yards and three catches for 40 yards while playing a season-low 10 snaps.
Swift has declined interview requests this week.
Head coach Dan Campbell said after the game that “wherever he can go, we’re going to let him go” in reference to Swift’s playing time in the weeks to come.
Swift has been limited in practice this week due to the ankle and shoulder injuries that caused him to miss three games earlier this season, so if the team still thinks he isn’t 100%, it would make sense as to why they did not play him as much this past Sunday.
Swift has played in five games this season and has 34 carries for 247 yards and a touchdown. He has added 16 receptions on 21 targets for 144 yards and two touchdowns.
In Week 10, we will see the Detroit Lions taking on the Chicago Bears in an NFC North matchup. Detroit has been slowly working him back into the game plan, and this matchup is too good to pass up.
If Swift sits, his backup Jamaal Williams will see another large workload.
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