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Erik Swoope | Tight End | #86

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/8/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 243
College: Miami (FL)
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Coach Chuck Pagano said converted basketball player TE Erik Swoope has made "tremendous strides."
"Obviously that piece of clay and that body we saw early on is much different now," Pagano said of the third-year tight end. "We’re going to find out a lot more obviously going into this training camp once we get the pads on. He’s doing a good job." Swoope never played football before signing with the Colts as an UDFA in 2014. He's competing for the No. 3 tight end job. Jun 3 - 10:15 AM
Source: ESPN.com

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Colts signed TE Erik Swoope to the practice squad.

Swoope turned heads at last year's minicamp as an UDFA in his first year of organized football after playing basketball at Miami. He spent all of 2014 on the practice squad putting on weight, and it appears 2015 will follow the same path. Swoope hasn't made much impact in preseason action, getting destroyed as a blocker. Both Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener are in contract years.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 09:54:00 PM

Coach Chuck Pagano said UDFA TE Erik Swoope was "off the charts" at his first minicamp.

Swoope, 6'5/220, was a four-year player on the University of Miami's hoops squad. This minicamp was his first ever exposure to organized football. Swoope "exceeded our expectations way beyond anything that you’d ever imagine for a guy that never played," Pagano said. He'll have to add weight and continue to show rapid progress to earn a developmental spot on the practice squad.
Source: colts.com
Mon, May 26, 2014 08:37:00 AM

Colts signed former University of Miami power forward Erik Swoope.

A four-year player on the Hurricanes' basketball team, Swoope has not played organized football at any level. He was not even considering a football career until a representative of the Broncos contacted him in March. The Colts will probably try to stash him on the practice squad as a developmental tight end with the hope he can develop into the next Jimmy Graham. That does not seem likely, but GM Ryan Grigson is proving once again he will search anywhere for talent.
Sun, May 11, 2014 03:46:00 PM

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