The Colts have pared down their roster to 53 on Saturday by cutting 17 players and making other moves. The offensive players on the list are running back David Fluellen, quarterback Chandler Harnish, wide receivers Ryan Lankford and Josh Lenz, center FN Lutz, tight ends Weslye Saunders and Erik Swoope and guard Josh Walker. The defensive players let go by Indianapolis are ends Gannon Conway and Tyler Hoover, linebackers Rob Ruggiero, Kelvin Sheppard, Phillip Hunt and Andrew Jackson, safety Dewey McDonald, tackles Brandon McKinney and Nnamdi Obukwelu and cornerback Sheldon Price. The Colts waived/injured tackle Matt Hall and safety Delano Howell and placed linebacker Robert Mathis on the reserve/suspended list.
Colts rookie Erik Swoope isn't your typical tight end -- he spent his college career playing basketball at the University of Miami. But Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has seen Swoope transition nicely to football, where he's trying to follow in the footsteps of another former 'Cane-turned-tight end in Jimmy Graham. "It's been a pleasant surprise just to see how he's been able to acclimate himself to the game of football," Hamilton said per ESPN. "His natural-born talents show every day in practice. He does an amazing job of going up and catching the football, making difficult catches. He has a catching radius that's off the charts. It'll be interesting to see how he comes along during training camp when we put the pads on and actually start practicing football." Swoope figures to begin his career on the Colts' practice squad, according to ESPN.
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