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  • Erik Swoope: Cut by San Fran

    Swoope was let go by the 49ers on Saturday.

    The team replaced Swoope with newly signed tight end MarQueis Gray. Swoope will hope to latch on with another squad quickly, but the 28-year-old Miami product is unlikely to be a difference-maker regardless of where he lands.

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  • Erik Swoope: Headed to San Francisco

    Swoope signed with the 49ers on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Swoope has only spent time with the Colts since going undrafted in 2014. He suited up for 16 games in 2016 and seven in 2018, but he's primarily been on the practice squad aside from that. The former University of Miami basketball player will now look to make an impression at San Francisco's camp.

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  • Erik Swoope: Waived Tuesday

    Swoope was cut by the Raiders on Tuesday, Paul Gutierrez of reports.

    Swoope was recently signed by the team this offseason after appearing in seven games with the Colts in 2018. The 27-year-old could be an attractive option on the open market, after he caught seven of 10 targets last season for 87 yards and three touchdowns. Swoope can sign with any team, and could be given another chance before too long.

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  • Raiders' Erik Swoope: Heading to Oakland

    Swoope signed a one-year deal with the Raiders on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Swoope appeared in seven games for the Colts last season, logging eight catches for 87 yards and three touchdowns on 10 targets. The 27-year-old was let go by the team Dec. 11 and was claimed off waivers by the Saints a day later, but he was waived again shortly after failing a physical. Swoope could offer the Raiders a red-zone threat -- it's a small sample size, but he caught three touchdowns off six red-zone targets in 2018 -- but he will face competition from former Seahawk Luke Willson and fourth-round pick Foster Moreau, among others.

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  • Erik Swoope: Contract expires

    Swoope's contract with the Colts' practice squad expired Monday, per the league's official transaction log.

    The fact Indianapolis didn't extend Swoope a reserve/future contract offer suggests Swoope won't be spending the 2019 offseason with the Colts.

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  • Erik Swoope: Rejoins Indy's practice squad

    The Colts re-signed Swoope to their practice squad Wednesday.

    For the third time this season, Swoope will return to the organization after having previously been released. Following his most recent release, it initially looked as though Swoope would find a home in New Orleans, but the Saints sent him back to the waiver wire after he failed a physical. The Colts are apparently more comfortable with Swoope's health and could promote him to the active roster ahead of their Week 17 matchup with the Titans if there's any concern about top tight end Eric Ebron's (concussion) availability for that contest.

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  • Erik Swoope: Waived after failing physical

    Swoope failed his physical and was waived by the Saints on Thursday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    It isn't clear what came up during Swoope's physical, but he'll nonetheless become available to other squads once again this week. The tight end played in seven games with the Colts earlier this season, catching eight passes for 87 yards and three scores on 10 targets.

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  • Saints' Erik Swoope: Headed to the Bayou

    The Saints claimed Swoope off waivers Wednesday, Mike Triplett of reports.

    After the Colts dropped him from their roster earlier this week, Swoope will find a home in New Orleans and fortify the team's depth at tight end. Most of Swoope's initial opportunities will likely come on special teams, but at 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds with quality athleticism, the 26-year-old could eventually establish himself as a viable red-zone threat for the Saints.

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  • Erik Swoope: Parts ways with Indianapolis

    The Colts waived Swoope on Tuesday.

    Though he hasn't played more than 22 offensive snaps in any of his seven games this season, Swoope had offered some marginal value in two-tight-end formats after scoring three times on only eight receptions. His red-zone efficiency aside, Swoope clearly wasn't as held in high regard by the Colts as the other college-basketball-player-turned-tight-end on the roster, Mo Alie-Cox (calf). The team's decision to cut Swoope likely signals that Indianapolis expects Alie-Cox to return to action Sunday against Dallas following a three-game absence.

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  • Colts' Erik Swoope: Gains clearance for Week 14

    Swoope (knee) was a limited participant in Friday's practice and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Texans.

    Swoope never practiced in full capacity this week and didn't log any reps at all Thursday, but the Colts saw enough to give him the green light. After a three-game absence due to injury, Swoope returned to action last weekend in Jacksonville and worked as the top backup to starting tight end Eric Ebron, finishing with a four-yard reception across 14 offensive snaps.

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  • Colts' Erik Swoope: No practice Thursday

    Swoope (knee) did not practice Thursday.

    Swoope was able to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, so his lack of availability Thursday is discouraging. If Swoope is able to suit up against the Texans on Sunday, he'll once again serve as the No. 2 tight end behind Eric Ebron (back/illness) and could see notable targets in the passing game.

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  • Colts' Erik Swoope: Limited in practice

    Swoope (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

    In his return from a four-game absence due to the knee injury in Sunday's 6-0 loss to the Jaguars, Swoope logged only 14 offensive snaps, hauling in his lone target for a four-yard gain. The fact that Swoope is practicing Wednesday in any capacity suggests his limitations are likely only maintenance-related, so expect him to again serve as the No. 2 tight end behind Eric Ebron (back/illness) this weekend against the Texans.

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  • Colts' Erik Swoope: Doesn't play much in return

    Swoope played 14 snaps on offense in Sunday's 6-0 loss to Jacksonville, catching his lone target for a four-yard gain.

    With Jack Doyle (kidney) out for the season and Mo Alie-Cox (calf) also unavailable, Swoope returned from a four-game absence to serve as the No. 2 tight end. The Colts were heavily reliant on three-wide formations, but they may turn back to more two-TE looks after Sunday's disastrous performance. Swoope and Alie-Cox are both viable candidates to get some red-zone looks while providing depth behind Eric Ebron.

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  • Colts' Erik Swoope: Ready for action Sunday

    Swoope (knee) is active for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars.

    Swoope has missed the last four games but will be back in the lineup with an increased role as the No. 2 tight end since Jack Doyle (torso) is out for the season. Swoope received just eight targets in five contests before injuring his knee, and he had a touchdown in three straight games. The Colts have a knack for utilizing Eric Ebron in the red zone, so Swoope's fantasy value is tough to depend on.

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  • Colts' Erik Swoope: Questionable for Week 13

    Swoope (knee) carries a questionable tag into Sunday's matchup with the Jaguars, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

    Swoope practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday and Friday but was unable to practice Thursday. The Miami (Fla.) product has missed four straight games with the lingering knee issue, so the Colts may want him to turn in a full practice before signing off on his availability. If Swoope sits out this weekend, Ryan Hewitt (ankle) would be left as the only reserve tight end for Indianapolis behind starter Eric Ebron. Jack Doyle (kidney) was placed on injured reserve earlier this week and depth option Mo Alie-Cox (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday.

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  • Colts' Erik Swoope: Not practicing Thursday

    Swoope (knee) did not practice Thursday.

    Swoope participated in Wednesday's practice on a limited basis, which was his first practice activity in over a month, but remained sidelined Thursday. The 26-year-old tight end has missed four straight games due to a lingering knee injury and appears to be trending towards sitting out Sunday's tilt against the Jaguars. Swoope would likely need to fully participate in Friday's practice to have any chance of suiting up Week 13.

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  • Colts' Erik Swoope: Practices for first time this month

    Swoope (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

    According to Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis, it's the first practice activity of any kind in over a month for Swoope, who has been held out of the Colts' last four contests. Due to the lengthy time away from the field, Swoope may need to put in a full practice Thursday and/or Friday to have a legitimate chance at playing Sunday in Jacksonville. If cleared to suit up, Swoope could slot in as the Colts' No. 2 tight end behind Eric Ebron with the team shifting Jack Doyle (kidney) to injured reserve Monday and uncertain to have depth option Mo Alie-Cox (calf) available this weekend. Over his five appearances this season, Swoope hasn't played more than 22 offensive snaps in any contest, but has been a go-to option in the red zone for quarterback Andrew Luck. Swoope has hauled in seven of his eight targets for 83 yards, with three of those receptions going for touchdowns.

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  • Colts' Erik Swoope: Hoping to practice this week

    Swoope (knee) hopes to return to practice this week, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    Eric Ebron is the only healthy tight end in Indianapolis, where Jack Doyle (kidney) is out for the rest of the season and Swoope, Mo Alie-Cox (calf) and Ryan Hewitt (ankle) are banged up. Swoope made the most of his reserve role earlier this season, catching seven of eight targets for 83 yards and three touchdowns in five games. Of course, Alie-Cox has been similarly efficient with six receptions for 112 yards and a pair of scores on 11 targets. Both players are candidates for regular red-zone opportunities now that Doyle is out of the picture.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 255 lbs
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Age: 31
School: Miami (FL)
Experience: 4