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Erik Swoope | Tight End | #86

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/8/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 258
College: Miami (FL)
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The Colts have ruled TE Erik Swoope (I.R., knee) out for the season.
Swoope was hoping to return from a knee injury later in the year but never progressed enough to make that a reality. "It’s close, but we would never put him out there unless he could go out there and be 100 percent," said coach Chuck Pagano. Jack Doyle will continue to serve as the Colts' primary tight end. Nov 29 - 7:55 PM

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The Colts are hopeful TE Erik Swoope (I.R., knee) will return after their Week 11 bye.

Swoope won't be a fantasy factor down the stretch, but he could help the Colts as another explosive playmaker in sub-packages behind T.Y. Hilton and Jack Doyle. Swoope spent the first ten weeks on injured reserve after knee surgery.
Nov 13 - 3:21 PM

Colts TE Erik Swoope (knee, injured reserve) returned to practice Wednesday.

It means Swoope will be one of the Colts' two return players. The big-play tight end looked on track for a big role behind Jack Doyle, but he suffered a knee injury during camp which required surgery. It seems unlikely he plays against the Steelers this week, but perhaps he can get back on the field following the team's Week 11 bye.
Nov 9 - 9:30 AM

Colts placed TE Erik Swoope on injured reserve with a knee injury.

It suggests the "scope" Swoope underwent midway through August was a more serious operation than the Colts let on. That said, keeping him on the roster through final cuts means Indy expects Swoope to return this year, although he will have to miss at least the first eight weeks. The Colts signed Brandon Williams to help pick up the slack, but it will be the Jack Doyle show with Swoope out.
Sep 4 - 9:30 AM

Colts TE Erik Swoope underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and is week to week.

It's why Swoope sat out the Colts' preseason opener. Swoope is expected to play a bigger role as a sub-package tight end this year, but the missed time will set him back, and he is questionable to be ready for Week 1. Jack Doyle remains locked in as the Colts' every-down tight end.
Aug 14 - 5:14 PM

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

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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RB1Frank Gore
2Marlon Mack
3Matt Jones
GLB1Frank Gore
2Marlon Mack
3RB1Frank Gore
2Marlon Mack
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Kamar Aiken
WR21Donte Moncrief
2Chester Rogers
WR31Kamar Aiken
TE1Jack Doyle
2Brandon Williams
3Ross Travis
4Jason Vander Laan
LT1Anthony Castonzo
2Denzelle Good
3Tyreek Burwell
LG1Jeremy Vujnovich
C1Ryan Kelly
2Mike Person
RG1Le'Raven Clark
RT1Joe Haeg
K1Adam Vinatieri