Colts elevate Erik Swoope to roster
The Colts made a roster move that was widely expected, moving Erik Swoope from the practice squad to the active roster. How will he have an impact on the game against Philly?
With the Colts having Jack Doyle inactive because of injury, they needed another tight end. So they elevated Erik Swoope from the practice squad to the active roster. They also waived cornerback Lenzy Pipkins to allow the move to clear.
Swoope was one of the final roster cuts in training camp, which was surprising. Many thought he would be the third tight end behind Doyle and Eric Ebron. But the Colts elected to cut him and then signed him to the practice squad. He will see his first game action of the season on Sunday.
Swoope will now be the second tight end behind Ebron. While quarterback Andrew Luck will look for Ebron more in the passing game, Swoope can still be an option. He is a big target with good hands. He can be useful in certain passing situations.
Having Doyle out does have an effect on the run game though. Doyle is a great blocker, and is often times used as the lead blocker in short yardage situations. Neither Ebron nor Swoope are good run blockers. The Colts will have to adjust to the personnel they have to properly run block.
Swoope should be on the field quite a bit for the Colts. They won’t be afraid to put him out there because they already know what he is capable of. He has had some nice catches and touchdowns in the past. This is also an opportunity for Swoope to show other teams what he can do.
The Colts hope that Swoope can be another weapon for Luck in the passing game, at least for this one game.