The Lions' new coaching staff doesn't appear to view Johnson as a solid No. 2 running back, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn referred to D'Andre Swift as a "three-down back," but he also said the team will still need to "find someone else" to complement him. Johnson, a former second-round pick himself, thus figures to face competition for a backup role, or possibly even for a roster spot. He was largely used as a pass blocker in 2020, while Swift and 35-year-old Adrian Peterson handled most of the carries and targets. Now entering the final year of his rookie contract, Johnson may not have a future in Detroit under the new management.

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