Colts sign former Miami Hurricanes basketball player Erik Swoope
Indianapolis is hoping that former Miami Hurricane basketball player Erik Swoope can take the same path to the NFL as Jimmy Graham.
The Colts are hoping that former Miami Hurricane forward Erik Swoope can go the way of Jimmy Graham, Julius Thomas and Tony Gonzalez, after Indianapolis signed Swoope as a TE on Sunday.
Swoope was among 19 undrafted free agents signed by Indianapolis following the draft and GM Ryan Grigson clearly saw enough athleticism in the 6-foot-5, 220-pounder to take a chance on him. Swoope has never played organized football at any level, but he has worked out for several teams, including the Broncos, over the past few months.
With only five picks in the draft, the Colts had plenty of room to use on undrafted free agents. He might not make the roster with Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen already in Indy, but an athletic project such as Swoope could be worth stashing on the practice squad in the off-chance he develops into something worthwhile.
Although he only averaged five points this past season for the Hurricanes, he finished the season strong with double-digit efforts in six of his last seven games. Swoope started 27 of 110 games during his four-year career.
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