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D’Andre Swift appears to sign rookie deal with Detroit Lions

The Lions second-round pick joins four other draft picks to be under contract.

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The Detroit Lions have crossed over the halfway mark when it comes to signing their 2020 draft picks.

Over the weekend, it appears second-round pick D’Andre Swift signed his rookie contract, according to a social media post from the former Georgia running back.

That you God! Officially apart [sic] of @Lions #BeyondBlessed #Say#No#More,” Swift wrote on Twitter Saturday afternoon, accompanied by a picture of him signing papers in a black Detroit Lions hat.

When it becomes official—it hasn’t been confirmed by the team yet—the Lions will then have five of its nine draft picks under contract: third-round picks Julian Okwara and Jonah Jackson, fourth-round pick Logan Stenberg and sixth-round pick John Penisini. The only players left to signs are first-round pick Jeff Okudah, wide receiver Quintez Cephus, running back Jason Huntley and defensive lineman Jashon Cornell.

Contract details for Swift aren’t out yet, but he’ll likely get a deal a little better than last year’s 35th overall pick, offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor. Taylor signed a four-year, $7.8 million contract with a $1.4 million cap hit in his first year.

Welcome to the team, Swift!

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