Geoff Swaim could end up as the No. 1 tight end in Jacksonville this season after he signed with the Jaguars in March. However, Swaim is known for his blocking and not his receiving prowess since he had just nine catches in his first three NFL seasons before getting 26 last year in Dallas. He also has one career touchdown. And Swaim will have to prove he's better than rookie tight end Josh Oliver, who could be a superior receiving option. Even if Swaim is the starter in Jacksonville, ignore him in most leagues on Draft Day.
Swaim is facing competition from rookie third-round pick Josh Oliver, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official website reports. Swaim joined one of the weakest position groups in the league when he signed a two-year, $6.6 million deal in March. The contract still makes him a favorite for the Week 1 starting job, but his middling athleticism becomes all the more obvious next to Oliver, who tied Irv Smith Jr. for the third-fastest 40-yard dash (4.63 seconds) among tight ends at the 2019 combine. The Jaguars also have James O'Shaughnessy and Ben Koyack competing for snaps at tight end.
Swaim (wrist) is signing with the Jaguars, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports. Coming off a season-ending wrist injury, Swaim couldn't have found a better location in terms of opportunity for playing time. The Jaguars figure to add more bodies in the coming weeks, but their current depth chart at tight end consists of nothing more than Swaim, Ben Koyack (hand) and Pharoah McKever -- a group that's combined for 59 career receptions and two touchdowns. Even with the favorable situation, Swaim hasn't displayed enough pass-catching potential to warrant consideration in standard fantasy formats. He had a cast removed from his wrist in early January and should be fine for the start of the Jaguars' offseason program in mid-April.
Swaim (knee) produced 26 receptions, 242 receiving yards and one touchdown over nine games in 2018. Swaim fractured his wrist in a way that required surgery last November and ultimately was planted on injured reserve for the final six games of the season, a period in which second-year backup Blake Jarwin snagged 23 passes for 265 yards and three scores. While Swaim has since had the cast removed from his surgically repaired arm and seems to be nearly full health, the four-year veteran will become an unrestricted free agent in March and may not be as big of a priority for Dallas to re-sign in free agency than Swaim was before Jarwin's emergence.
Swaim (wrist) will have his cast removed Thursday, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports. While he seems to be making good progress, Swaim isn't eligible to return this season even if the Cowboys make a deep playoff run. Blake Jarwin's Week 17 breakout locks him in as the team's top pass-catching threat at tight end.
Swaim (wrist) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports. Swaim was slated to miss his fifth straight game Sunday so the Cowboys made the proactive choice by ruling the tight end out for the rest of the season. Blake Jarwin has turned into a viable weapon in Swaim's absence, recording 11 receptions and 101 receiving yards in the last two weeks, and figures to continue to reprise the role as the Cowboys inch towards a playoff berth.
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|6||10/13||New Orleans Saints||14||6.22|
|8||10/27||New York Jets||6||4.88|
|13||12/01||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||22||7.88|
|14||12/08||Los Angeles Chargers||10||5.67|
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