Erik Swoope

San Francisco 49ers
Tight End #86
San Francisco 49ers
Tight End #86

Erik Swoope News

Waived by San Fran

Swoope was released by the 49ers on Saturday.

Analysis: 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.

Aug 29, 2020 4:40 PM EST

Headed to San Francisco

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

Analysis: 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 has primarily been on the practice squad aside from that. The former Miami basketball player will now look to make an impression at San Francisco's camp.

Aug 24, 2020 4:48 PM EST

Waived Tuesday

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

Analysis: 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.

Jul 30, 2019 4:16 PM EST

Heading to Oakland

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

Analysis: 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 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 will face competition from former Seahawk Luke Willson and fourth-round pick Foster Moreau, among others.

May 21, 2019 5:59 PM EST

Contract expires

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

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

Jan 21, 2019 10:49 AM EST

Rejoins Indy's practice squad

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

Analysis: 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.

Dec 26, 2018 10:57 AM EST

Released by New Orleans

Swoope was released by the Saints on Thursday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Analysis: Swoope didn't last more than a day in New Orleans after being scooped off waivers Wednesday, so he'll 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.

Dec 13, 2018 1:50 PM EST

Headed to the Bayou

Swoope was claimed off waivers by the Saints on Wednesday, Mike Triplett of reports.

Analysis: Swoope should provide the Saints with added depth at the tight end position. The bulk of his work will likely come via special teams, but Drew Brees has a knack for getting the most out of his teammates.

Dec 12, 2018 5:49 PM EST

Parts ways with Indianapolis

The Colts waived Swoope on Tuesday.

Analysis: 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.

Dec 11, 2018 1:32 PM EST

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.

Analysis: 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.

Dec 7, 2018 1:53 PM EST

No practice Thursday

Swoope (knee) did not practice Thursday.

Analysis: 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.

Dec 6, 2018 12:45 PM EST

Limited in practice

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

Analysis: Swoope logged only 14 offensive snaps during Sunday's loss to the Jaguars, suggesting that he may have still been limited by his lingering knee injury. With Jack Doyle (kidney) out for the season and Eric Ebron (back/illness) and Mo Alie-Cox (calf) both nursing injuries, Swoope could be in line for increased targets when he's able to get fully healthy.

Dec 5, 2018 2:31 PM EST

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.

Analysis: 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.

Dec 3, 2018 7:06 AM EST

Ready for action Sunday

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

Analysis: 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.

Dec 2, 2018 9:07 AM EST

Listed as questionable for Week 13

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

Analysis: Swoope practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday and Friday but was unable to practice Thursday. The Miami product has missed four straight games with this lingering knee issue. If Swoope misses his fifth-straight game, Ryan Hewitt (ankle) would be left as the only reserve tight end for Indianapolis behind Eric Ebron.

Nov 30, 2018 12:25 PM EST

Not practicing Thursday

Swoope (knee) did not practice Thursday.

Analysis: Swoope participated in Wednesday's practice on a limited basis, which was his first practice activity in over a month, but remains 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 for any chance of suiting up Week 13.

Nov 29, 2018 1:00 PM EST

Practices for first time this month

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

Analysis: 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.

Nov 28, 2018 12:43 PM EST

Hoping to practice this week

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

Analysis: 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 all 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.

Nov 27, 2018 11:20 AM EST

Won't play Sunday

Swoope (knee) has been ruled out for the Colts' game Sunday against the Dolphins

Analysis: Sunday will be the fourth straight missed game for Swoope, who has been dealing with a knee injury. In Swoope's absence, Mo Alie-Cox (calf) will once again serve as the No. 3 tight end in Indianapolis' offense if he's able to suit up.

Nov 23, 2018 11:23 AM EST

Still not practicing

Swoope (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Swoope continues to manage a knee injury sustained during an Oct. 21 game against the Bills, and seems to be a long shot for Sunday's tilt against the Dolphins. The reserve tight end will likely need to log a full practice participation before returning to the field. If Swoope is unable to go Week 12, Mo Alie-Cox will once again serve as the No. 3 tight end in Indianapolis' offense.

Nov 21, 2018 12:49 PM EST

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