6 Eagles Free Agents Most Likely to Walk This Offseason

Which pending free agents might the Eagles lose this offseason?

D'Andre Swift, Philadelphia Eagles
D'Andre Swift, Philadelphia Eagles / Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports
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1. D’Andre Swift, RB

A draft-day trade paid off for the Eagles when they found their replacement for Miles Sanders for the mere cost of a fourth-round pick (and a swap of seventh-round selections). The Detroit Lions had taken Jahmyr Gibbs in the first round of the draft and signed David Montgomery in free agency, meaning they no longer needed D’Andre Swift.

Another Georgia Bulldog, Swift came into the league with a lot of promise but hadn’t fully lived up to the hype. With Philly, he did finally top 1,000 yards, finishing the season with 1,049 yards on the ground and 214 as a receiver.

He now enters free agency and being a Philly native, it seems safe to assume he would want to return. However, he sounded very non-committal when asked at the end of the year.

“I don’t know, only time will tell,” Swift said when asked about his future via John McMullen of Eagles Today. “That’s my feeling right now – resting my body and then getting back to work and controlling what I can control. I’d say that’s out of my hands. So, we’ll see”

Swift was a solid player overall but he did battle bouts of inconsistency. The Eagles also proved with Miles Sanders that they’ll let players walk in free agency if their price tag exceeds what they’re willing to pay.

With two picks in the second round and four in the top 100, it’s safe to assume the team will feel confident they can find a replacement in the draft should Swift’s price tag get too high. That’s why he’s one of the players likely to walk in free agency this offseason.

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