The Colts waived tight end Erik Swoope today. This move opened up room to bring in defensive tackle Jihad Ward from the practice squad. Swoope, who had a great preseason, found himself in one of the positions that Indianapolis has great depth. With the addition of Eric Ebron in the offseason, Jack Doyle maintaining his starting role, and the recent signing of Ryan Hewitt, likely made Swoope nonessential.
Ward, the former 2nd round pick out of Illinois, finds himself with with a good opportunity in the Colts defense. Due to a potential injury to defensive tackle Denico Autry, who was listed with a, “did not practice” designation today, Ward has the potential to step into a rotational role this Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Ward brings his talents over from Oakland, after spending the last two seasons with the Raiders. His career stat line is (games:21/game starts:14/17 tackles/1.0 sacks/1 fumble recovery).