Swoop had three receptions for 23 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown, in Thursday's preseason win over the Bengals.
Swoop looked set to be a breakout player last summer before a knee injury ended his season before it began. While he's unlikely to see many snaps on offense behind Jack Doyle and Eric Ebron, he's a name to remember if he gets an opportunity as he's shown big play ability in the passing game.
General manager Chris Ballard indicated that Swoope (undisclosed) is healthy in advance of training camp, Dave Griffiths of CBS 4 Indianapolis reports.
Swoope, who's competing for a depth role at tight end, missed the majority of the Colts' offseason program with an undisclosed injury. While Ballard also suggested that Swoope could be limited from the outset of training camp, there doesn't seem to be any concern over his preseason availability.
Swoope suffered a knee injury at the start of OTAs, Mike Chappell of FOX 59 in Indianapolis reports.
Swoope was forced to leave practice during the first week of OTAs, and while it has been revealed to be a knee injury, the tight end remains without a recovery timetable. He'll have about a month to get healthy enough for the start of training camp.
Swoope is not at practice Wednesday due to injury, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Swoope inked an exclusive rights tender with the Colts in early April, keeping him in Indianapolis for the 2018 campaign. However, the signing of Eric Ebron to play behind Jack Doyle doesn't bode well for Swoope's chances of seeing the field consistently this season. The nature of Swoope's injury remains unclear, but there's no indication at this point that it's a long-term concern.
It's been a long and winding four years for Swoope, who was a 2014 undrafted free agent, reached the 53-man roster by the final game of the 2015 season and elevated to No. 3 tight end the next year. When Dwayne Allen left as a free agent last offseason, Swoope was in line for an even larger workload before undergoing a cleanup procedure on his knee and landing on injured reserve to start the campaign. At one point, Swoope was a candidate for activation from IR, but the Colts ultimately determined he was best served avoiding any game action. Walker relayed that Swoope has put the injury "behind him," but the offseason addition of Eric Ebron hurts his potential to earn more than a modest role in the fall.
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|6||10/14/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
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|14||12/9/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
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