Freddie Swain

Denver Broncos
Wide Receiver #18
Denver Broncos
Wide Receiver #18

Freddie Swain News

Picks up hip injury Sunday

Swain injured his hip during Sunday's 31-28 win versus the Chargers.

Analysis: Prior to his departure in the fourth quarter, Swain hauled in two of three targets for 54 yards and muffed a punt that was recovered by teammate Delarrin Turner-Yell. With the Broncos' season over, Swain will conclude it with four catches (on six targets) for 74 yards in four appearances between Miami and Denver.

Jan 8, 2023 4:33 PM EST


Catches one pass in loss

Swain caught one of two targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 51-14 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Swain caught just one pass for the second-straight week with the Broncos. The 24-year-old played a healthy number of snaps behind Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton, as the wideout was on the field for 50 of Denver's 67 offensive snaps. With that said, Swain should not be relied upon for fantasy purposes despite his spike in snap share, as he is low on the pecking order for receiving targets on a struggling offense. The veteran receiver should remain off the fantasy radar as the Broncos visit the Chiefs in Week 17.

Dec 27, 2022 3:05 AM EST



Finds new home

Swain was signed off the Dolphins' practice by the Broncos on Tuesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Swain will reunite with former Seahawks teammate Russell Wilson, as Courtland Sutton and Kendall Hinton are both dealing with hamstring injuries. The 24-year-old suited up Sunday for Miami against the Chargers, which was his first appearance of the season. It's not yet clear if Sutton and Hinton's status for Sunday's game with the Cardinals will impact whether he is active or not for the game.

Dec 13, 2022 4:06 PM EST


Returns to practice squad

Swain reverted to the Dolphins' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Swain received the bump up for Sunday's game against the Chargers with River Cracraft (calf) sidelined. The 24-year-old saw seven snaps on offense but failed to tally any stats. Depending on Tyreek Hill (ankle) and Cracraft's status for Week 15 against Buffalo, Swain could receive another elevation to the active roster.

Dec 12, 2022 4:54 PM EST


Joining active roster at Chargers

Miami activated Swain from its practice squad to the 53-man roster Saturday ahead of Sunday's game at the Chargers.

Analysis: After working through an injury for most of the start of the season, Swain appears set to potentially make his 2022 debut Sunday night. The 2020 sixth-rounder caught 25 of 40 targets for 343 yards and four touchdowns with Seattle in 2021.

Dec 10, 2022 1:16 PM EST



Ready to return

Swain was reinstated to the Dolphins' practice squad from the practice squad injured list Monday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Swain has been on the injured list since Oct. 25. Now that he's healthy, he'll be able to continue working to earn an active roster sport. The third-year-pro appeared in all 17 games for the Seahawks last season, recording 25 catches for 343 yards and four touchdowns, but he has yet to earn a chance to play a game for Miami this season.

Nov 28, 2022 2:22 PM EST


Will miss at least four games

Miami placed Swain (undisclosed) on the practice squad injured list Tuesday.

Analysis: Swain will be ineligible for elevation for at least four weeks while on the practice squad injured list due to an undisclosed injury. However, the veteran wideout has yet to appear in a game this season, so his absence shouldn't have an impact on Miami's active roster.

Oct 25, 2022 1:31 PM EST


Joins Miami's practice squad

The Dolphins signed Swain to their practice squad Friday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Swain was waived by Seattle on Tuesday after he secured just one of four targets for six yards while returning two punts for nine yards over two preseason appearances with the Seahawks. However, he'll now attempt to carve out a role as part of the Dolphins' practice squad.

Sep 2, 2022 8:47 PM EST


Cut by 'Hawks

The Seahawks waived Swain on Tuesday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: After missing Seattle's preseason opener due to a back injury, Swain didn't do much with his opportunities in the team's final two exhibitions, gathering in just one of his four targets for six yards and returning two punts for nine yards. Behind top wide receivers Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, Swain was competing with the likes of 2021 second-round pick Dee Eskridge, Marquise Goodwin (hamstring), seventh-round rookie Bo Melton and Penny Hart for a roster spot. Swain now is subject to waivers, but if he goes unclaimed he'll be free to sign with any organization.

Aug 30, 2022 10:58 AM EST


Quiet in preseason finale

Swain failed to catch his lone target in Friday's 27-26 preseason loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Swain didn't play in the first preseason game and he caught just one pass for six yards in the second preseason outing. There's a chance that the Seahawks cut Swain on Tuesday, but he'll likely make the team as a dependable receiver with special-teams ability. Last year, he caught 25 passes for 343 yards and four touchdowns.

Aug 27, 2022 2:24 PM EST


Catches one pass

Swain caught one of three targets for six yards in Thursday's 27-11 preseason loss to the Bears. He also returned two punts for nine yards.

Analysis: Swain dropped a pass on third down to end the Seahawks' first drive of the game, and he wasn't very effective through 18 offensive snaps. However, it's worth noting that Swain has been the No. 3 receiver when healthy in camp, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. Swain still needs to continue to prove himself, but he has a good chance to make the 53-man roster.

Aug 19, 2022 6:53 AM EST


Returns to practice

Swain (back) took part in practice Tuesday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Swain was sidelined for the Seahawks' preseason opener at Pittsburgh due to a tight back, but in his return to practice he consistently served as the third wide receiver behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. When healthy, it's Swain's spot to lose after earning 914 offensive snaps in 33 games the last two seasons. The role is a modest one, though, as the 2020 sixth-rounder has totaled a 38-502-6 line on 61 career targets.

Aug 16, 2022 6:32 PM EST


Sitting out Saturday

Swain (back) will not play during Seattle's preseason matchup against Pittsburgh on Saturday, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Analysis: Swain is dealing with back tightness that will force him to miss Saturday's game, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. With fellow Seattle wide receivers Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) and Dee Eskridge (hamstring) also sidelined against the Steelers, rookies Bo Melton and Dareke Young should see increased snaps out wide while Penny Hart also gets more punt-return opportunities.

Aug 11, 2022 2:43 PM EST


Snares 25 passes in 2021

Swain recorded 25 catches (40 targets) for 343 yards and four touchdowns and five carries for 32 yards through 17 games during the 2021 season. He also returned 22 punt for 189 yards.

Analysis: Despite effectively splitting time with rookie second-round pick Dee Eskridge down the stretch, Swain improved in every category after posting a 13-159-2 line as a rookie. Still, he didn't leave us with much to get excited about. His splash plays were typically just broken defensive coverages, and he caught just nine passes over the last 10 contests. Eskridge could overtake Swain completely in 2022, and Swain's best-case scenario is a timeshare with Eskridge.

Jan 12, 2022 5:34 PM EST


Leading receiver in win

Swain caught both of his targets for 65 yards in Sunday's 51-29 win over the Lions.

Analysis: Swain gained 58 yards on a broken play in the second quarter, setting up a six-yard touchdown run from Rashaad Penny on the next play. The second-year wide receiver managed to lead the team in receiving yards despite the blowout nature of this game, bringing his totals to 24 receptions for 318 yards and three touchdowns this season.

Jan 2, 2022 9:15 PM EST


Targeted twice in loss

Swain caught one of two targets for nine yards in Sunday's 25-24 loss to the Bears. He also returned a punt for 15 yards.

Analysis: Swain has caught just six passes for 84 yards and a touchdown over the past seven games. He's still running ahead of rookie second-round pick Dee Eskridge, as Swain logged 26 snaps (49 percent) versus Eskridge's 20 snaps (38 percent). It's nearly impossible to carve out a consistent role behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, so Swain won't have much fantasy relevance this year.

Dec 27, 2021 8:54 AM EST


Cleared to play

Swain (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Bears, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Swain played 91 percent of snaps last week with Tyler Locket (illness) unavailable for a loss to the Rams, but he was targeted just once despite the ample playing time. With Lockett returning this week, Swain will be the third or fourth receiver and isn't likely to see more than a few targets.

Dec 24, 2021 1:21 PM EST


Two limited sessions to open week

Swain (ankle) remained limited at practice Thursday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Swain has been limited in each of Seattle's first two practice this week. He battled this injury during practice last week but upgraded to full participation Friday and suited up against the Rams. Friday's injury report will reveal whether Swain's able to follow the same pattern heading into Sunday's game against the Bears.

Dec 23, 2021 4:50 PM EST


Doesn't capitalize on big usage

Swain caught his lone target for 25 yards in Tuesday's 20-10 loss to the Rams. He also returned two punts for 14 yards.

Analysis: Tyler Lockett was out of the lineup due to COVID-19 protocol, so Swain handled his highest snap share of the season (91 percent), running ahead of Dee Eskridge (70 percent) after being out-snapped by the rookie last week. Swain didn't capitalize on the opportunity, but it's tough to peg the second-year receiver with the blame. QB Russell Wilson completed just 17 of 31 passes for 156 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. Swain split time with Eskridge as the No. 3 receiver if Lockett returns for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Dec 22, 2021 11:28 AM EST


Cleared for Week 15 game

Swain (ankle/personal) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: After all of Swain, DK Metcalf (foot/back) and Dee Eskridge (foot) were withheld from Seattle's first two practices of Week 15, the trio cleared up any concern about their availability for Seattle's upcoming game against the Rams by taking every rep during Friday's session. Even with the NFL announcing that the Seahawks-Rams matchup would be pushed back from Sunday to Tuesday due to ongoing COVID-19-related issues within the Los Angeles organization, Seattle could still be without wideout Tyler Lockett (illness), who continues to experience symptoms after testing positive for the virus Thursday. If Lockett isn't cleared to play, Swain, Eskridge and Penny Hart would likely be in store for more reps alongside Metcalf.

Dec 17, 2021 3:07 PM EST


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