Friday PM update: Swift is officially questionable with an illness for the Lions game against the Packers, but did practice in full on Friday, per Kyle Meinke. Meinke believes it would be a surprise if Swift doesn’t play. Fire him up on your fantasy teams in a strong matchup.
Thursday AM update: Head coach Darrel Bevell was pleased with how Swift came out of Wednesday’s practice, per Michael Rothstein. He was listed as limited, so his status for this Sunday is still being determined.
Detroit Lions interim head coach Darrell Bevell said on Wednesday that rookie running back D’Andre Swift will be limited in practice, per Justin Rogers of the Detroit News. Swift has missed the last three games because of a concussion and a non-COVID-19 illness.
The rookie running back was listed as double heading into last week’s game against the Chicago Bears. Before the illness, Swift was cleared from the concussion protocol, which was great news to hear. This season, the second-round pick has 331 rushing yards on 70 carries and four touchdowns.
Since Swift has been on the shelf, veteran running back Adrian Peterson has taken over as the Lions’ top running back. Last week against the Chicago Bears, Peterson had 57 rushing yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns. It was the second consecutive week that the 35-year-old running back had at least 15 carries and two touchdowns on the ground.