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Erik Swoope | Tight End | #86

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/8/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 257
College: Miami (FL)
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The Colts' official website believes the "arrow is pointing up" on fourth-year TE Erik Swoope.
In-house reporter Kevin Bowen believes new GM Chris Ballard "really likes" Swoope, who is currently No. 2 on the depth chart behind Jack Doyle. A 6-foot-5 former basketball player, Swoope made big plays in 2016, averaging an eye-popping 19.8 yards on his 15 receptions. He could be a preferred red zone threat in 2017. Mar 28 - 5:08 PM

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Erik Swoope caught his lone target for 22 yards in Indy's Week 17 win over the Jaguars.

The third-year UDFA/converted basketball player finishes with 15 catches for 297 yards (19.8 YPC) and a touchdown. His 297 yards were just 109 fewer than Dwayne Allen. Going on 25, Swoope is getting less projectable, but is starting to look like a legit playmaker. He could be an important 2017 role player for the Colts.
Jan 1 - 6:50 PM

Colts TE Erik Swoope caught 3-of-3 targets for 50 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Vikings.

The No. 3 tight end in the Colts' three-man rotation behind Dwayne Allen and Jack Doyle, Swoope continued to flash his big-play ability against the Vikings, beating OLB Chad Greenway for a 27-yard score in man coverage. Swoope is a former basketball player. He would come into play as a streamer only if Doyle and Allen got hurt, but is worth a look in Dynasty leagues.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 04:03:00 PM

Colts TE Erik Swoope caught 2-of-3 targets for 30 yards in Week 8.

Swoope continued to play in all two tight ends sets with Dwayne Allen sidelined. He and Jack Doyle both saw three targets in a game Andrew Luck completed 19 passes. Swoope won't be more than a TE2 for Week 9.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 05:23:00 PM

Colts TE Erik Swoope caught 2-of-5 targets for 51 yards in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Titans.

Swoope made catches for gains of 34 and 17 yards, giving the Colts' some big-play ability in the absence of Dwayne Allen, Phillip Dorsett, and Donte Moncrief. A former basketball player, Swoope lacks re-draft fantasy appeal but is a name to keep in mind. The 24-year-old is worth a look in Dynasty leagues.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 05:06:00 PM

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.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Jun 3, 2016 10:15:00 AM

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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PosRoleName
QB1Andrew Luck
2Scott Tolzien
3Stephen Morris
RB1Frank Gore
2Robert Turbin
3Marlon Mack
4Josh Ferguson
GLB1Frank Gore
2Robert Turbin
3RB1Frank Gore
2Robert Turbin
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Phillip Dorsett
3Quan Bray
4Tevaun Smith
WR21Donte Moncrief
2Kamar Aiken
3Chester Rogers
4Devin Street
5Marcus Leak
WR31Phillip Dorsett
TE1Jack Doyle
2Erik Swoope
3Brandon Williams
4Mo Alie-Cox
LT1Anthony Castonzo
2Jeremy Vujnovich
3Fahn Cooper
LG1Jack Mewhort
C1Ryan Kelly
2Brian Schwenke
3Austin Blythe
RG1Joe Haeg
2Denzelle Good
3Adam Redmond
RT1Le'Raven Clark
2Zach Banner
3Isiah Cage
K1Adam Vinatieri
2Devon Bell