Broncos work out Hurricanes forward Swoope

According to multiple reports out of Miami, the Broncos had a scout work out Hurricanes forward Erik Swoope on Thursday.

The 6-5, 200-pound senior was a reserve for the Canes, and it's not clear whether he played even high school football.

In a 2012 interview with SBN's Hurricanes site, Swoope said he'd given thought to a gridiron shift.

Denver's current hoopster convert tight end, Julius Thomas, is entering the last year of his rookie deal.

Could the Broncos be looking to prepare for the departure of Orange Julius?

We doubt it, considering how much time they invested in his development, and how far Swoope likely has to go to become a viable NFL player.

But it never hurts to check in on potential prospects, especially of the athletic freak variety. And one can never have too many offensive weapons on one's team.

BTW, what in the wide, wide world of sports was Mike Klis thinking about when he wrote this?

Both are required to bang bodies in tight quarters. Both need to have strong hands to secure the ball while getting banged around.

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