10 Eagles Who Won't Return Next Season

As the Eagles turn the page to start a new chapter in their franchise's history, so will these players who are either looking for a new team or a new challenge.

Dec 31, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles center Cam Jurgens (51), center
Dec 31, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles center Cam Jurgens (51), center / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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7. D'Andre Swift

After spending three seasons with the Lions, D'Andre Swift was traded from Detroit to the Eagles as part of a draft-day deal. The Lions decided to go in a different direction with their backfield via the draft and free agency, while Philadelphia saw an opportunity to improve theirs.

All in all, it worked out for both sides. Detroit won a playoff game for the first time in 30 years on the back of running backs David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs, and Swift had himself a nice year despite the end result.

In 16 games with the Eagles, Swift rushed for over 1,000 yards and scored six touchdowns (five on the ground and one through the air). He was a workhorse for Hurts and the offensive unit. The Eagles were able to rely on him late in a drive to put the ball near the line to gain/goal line so the offense could execute the unstoppable "tush push."

Swift is entering free agency at a perfect time, coming off his big year. He'll be looking for an opportunity for his big payday as an NFL player, but the Eagles will probably be separated from his market. The Birds are projected to be in the bottom half of the league regarding cap space and have much greater needs than the backfield.

The Birds still have one more year with Kenneth Gainwell under contract. They may stick with him and give him some backup with fresh legs from the upcoming draft.