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Ex-basketballer Erik Swoope among 19 undrafted Colts free agent signings


The Colts only had five draft picks this year, leaving them with plenty of roster space to use on undrafted rookies.

That much space makes it easier to take a shot on a player with athletic ability and no collegiate football experience. The Colts announced their list of undrafted free agents on Sunday and it includes former University of Miami basketball player Erik Swoope.

Swoope is trying to follow in the footsteps of Jimmy Graham, Julius Thomas and Antonio Gates by making the transition from the hardwood to the gridiron. He worked out for teams over the last few months and the Colts are the ones who will try to turn him into a football player.

The Colts signed 19 undrafted free agents in all. Cornerback Qua Cox, guard Marcus Hall, center Jonotthan Harrison, defensive end Tyler Hoover, cornerback Kameron Jackson, nose tackle Zach Kerr, quarterback Seth Lobato, cornerback Keon Lyn, safety Dewey McDonald, wide receiver Gregory Moore, defensive end Nnamdi Obukwelu, kicker Cody Parkey, tackle Eric Pike, cornerback Darius Polk, wide receiver Eric Thomas, running back Zurlon Tipton, guard Josh Walker and wide receiver Tony Washington round out the group.

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10 Responses to “Ex-basketballer Erik Swoope among 19 undrafted Colts free agent signings”
  1. ar1888 says: May 11, 2014 2:48 PM


  2. thebiblestudent says: May 11, 2014 2:50 PM

    If you’re going to talk about basketball players who converted to football, and the story is about the Colts, why not mention the great Colts tight end, Marcus Pollard who, along with Ken Dilger, were a large part of the Colts powerful offense in Peyton Manning’s early years?

  3. kd75 says: May 11, 2014 4:08 PM

    And Charlie Ward was the best QB in New York for 10 years…

  4. Lord Oswald Bupkis III says: May 11, 2014 4:14 PM

    “Swoope is trying to follow in the footsteps of Jimmy Graham, Julius Thomas and Antonio Gates”

    Why’d you leave off Aaron Hernandez?

  5. pilot2011 says: May 11, 2014 4:21 PM

    Tony Washington is a good player, he could make the team as p/k returner and slot wr.

  6. rajbais says: May 11, 2014 4:25 PM

    The Browns should have signed him. He would have been the only basketball player from Miami to take his talents to Cleveland.

    After the “C” grade draft team has no pass catchers for their new, studly QB.

  7. denverhighrize says: May 11, 2014 6:12 PM

    I’m guessing your list of te/bball players apply to active players. That being said how are you not including Tony Gonzalez? He was actually a possible nba draft pick. None of these guys listed were. No diss here because all these guys are phenomenal athletes.

  8. lukedunphysscienceproject says: May 11, 2014 6:20 PM


    Why would Hernandez be on the list? He played football, not basketball, in college.

  9. peytonsneck18 says: May 11, 2014 6:26 PM

    Cox and Harrison and McDonald is pretty good

  10. dualprime says: May 16, 2014 4:11 PM

    Joe Montana could do a 360, two-hand dunk in college. He became a pretty good NFL QB…sort of.

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