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, you will be happy to know that your calls for more help have been answered. For those of you out there screaming for more competition at the tight end position, you will be happy to know that your calls for more help have been answered. Maybe not to the degree that you were shouting for, but the signing of Erik Swoope from the Colts to a 1 year deal is still an answer of sorts none the less.The 6’4, 255lb Swoope was an undrafted free agent signing by the Colts who managed to stick around with the team for 4 years until the end of 2018. He appeared in 24 regular season games for the Colts and has 23 receptions for 384 yards and 4 touchdowns. He was a project signing from the beginning though and actually had appeared to be coming into his own in 2016 when he started 4 games for the Colts and had 15 of his 23 receptions for 297 yards. That was an impressive 19.8 yards per reception, though he only had one touchdown. Unfortunately he missed the 2017 season and was back to being relegated to spot duty in 2018 where he caught 8 of his 10 targets for 87 yards in 7 games for the Colts. On the bright side, 3 of those 8 catches were for touchdowns. He was released mid season and claimed by the Saints but New Orleans cut him the next day after failing his physical.Erik Swoope enters a crowded tight end group battling to replace Jared Cook for the Raiders. He joins Luke Willson who was signed this off-season, converted WR Darren Waller who impressed in minimal opportunities in 2018 for Oakland Johnathan Hankins Jersey
, and tight end Foster Moreau who was drafted in the 4th round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The position is probably the most unsettled spot on the whole team with all of these players having a chance to win the competition to be starter.For those that scoff at the idea of Erik Swoope winning the battle this training camp, this is what Rotoworld had to say about the Raiders new signing.Let the competition begin! RAIDERS NEWSNFL draft: Why trading down could help Raiders find foundation pieces | NBCS Bay AreaThe Raiders have four picks in the top 35 of the draft. But trading back could be a real option.O..."RAIDERS NEWSNFL draft: Why trading down could help Raiders find foundation pieces | NBCS Bay AreaThe Raiders have four picks in the top 35 of the draft. But trading back could be a real option.Oakland Raiders will be the talk of the NFL Draft.Raiders bring back edge rusher Benson Mayowa on 1-year dealSounds like Raiders will be looking to wheel and deal in the draft with the value chart presenting intriguing possibilities - Silver And Black PrideYou get the sense the Raiders are going to be looking to make a lot of trades to move up and down in the draftAFC WEST NEWSShawne Merriman says Chargers are “seriously interested” in Josh Rosen – ProFootballTalkFormer Chargers outside linebacker Shawne Merriman will be announcing one of his old team's picks during the 2019 NFL Draft. He may have also announced their intentions on another move.Ex-Chiefs TE Walter White, 67, dies from cancerWalter White, who played five seasons with the Chiefs before retiring in 1979, has died of complications from pancreatic cancer. The former tight end was 67.Denver Broncos projected win total a disappointing seven games - Mile High ReportOddsmakers don’t see much improvement from the Denver Broncos heading into 2019, but we’ll take the slight improvement over last year Bo Jackson Jersey
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