Colts’ training camp preview: Tight ends – Indianapolis Colts News

Colts’ training camp preview: Tight ends – Indianapolis Colts News


INDIANAPOLIS, IN – NOVEMBER 24: Erik Swoope #86 of the Indianapolis Colts runs with the ball during the second quarter of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 24, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An offseason of major change ramps up July 29 when the Indianapolis Colts report to their Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center for the start of training camp.

Over the next several days, we’ll take a positional look at how general manager Chris Ballard has structured the roster. Is the team equipped to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2014 or will it miss the postseason in three consecutive seasons for the first time in more than two decades (1988-94)?

Today: Tight ends.

Starters: Jack Doyle, Erik Swoope.

Others: Brandon Williams, Darrell Daniels, Mo Alie-Cox, Colin Jeter.

What’s next for Swoope?:

The transformation is complete. Let’s quit hyping Swoope as that one-time power forward for the University of Miami basketball team who’s trying his hand at another sport. He’s an NFL tight end. Period.

“He’s going to be huge for us,’’ offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski said. “You always look to, when you’re expecting big things out of guys, is ‘What are they made of? Who are…

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