The Colts have been actively using their practice squad to aid their active roster, and this week is no different. They have elevated tight end Erik Swoope (again) and waived tight end Mo-Alie Cox.
Cox, who is 6’5” 267lbs, was activated just last week prior to the Colts game at home against the Texans, and was a factor on the Colts’ final offensive series, drawing a holding penalty that negated a first down and catching a pass for 17-yards to set up the infamous 4th and 4.
The 6’4” 255lb Swoope has been back and forth from the practice squad this season, spending two games active this season with two catches for 20 yards. In total, Swoope has played in 29 games with the Colts and they have been pretty patient with him in hopes that he could adapt his basketball frame to become a solid pass catching tight end.
With Jack Doyle out and T.Y. Hilton also likely missing Thursday night against the Patriots with a hamstring and chest injury, Swoope will have a chance to make an impact in the passing game and prove he deserves a more permanent residence on the depth chart. With the way Reich’s offense distributes the ball, there will almost assuredly be opportunities, Swoope just needs to take advantage of them.