Colts Won’t Activate TE Erik Swoope From IR, Despite Designation To Return

Colts HC Chuck Pagano announced Wednesday that they won’t activate TE Erik Swoope from the injured reserve, given that he isn’t 100 percent healthy and able to return, per Mike Chappell.

“He didn’t make the progress we thought he was going to make,” Pagano said, per Stephen Holder. “We would never put him out there unless we thought he could be 100 percent.”

The Colts officially designated Swoope to return from injured reserve a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, the Colts don’t get the designation back, which means Swoope still counts as one of their two players return from injured reserve.

Swoope, 25, wound up signing on with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Miami back in May of 2014. He has been on and off of the team’s practice squad for the early part of his career before he made the 53-man roster last season.

The Colts brought Swoope back on an exclusive rights contract this offseason. Unfortunately, the Colts placed Swoope on injured reserve coming out of the preseason.

In 2016, Swoope appeared in all 16 games and caught 15 passes for 297 yards receiving and one touchdown.

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