Swaim played 25 offensive snaps and saw one target during Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. Anthony Firkser led all Tennessee tight ends with 31 snaps, but Swaim wasn't far behind and significantly outpaced MyCole Pruitt's 12 snaps. The Titans struggled keeping Ryan Tannehill upright in Week 1, so Firkser and Swaim may see more action together as they try to shore up their protection schemes.
Swaim has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Swaim thus is in line to be available for Sunday's season opener against the Cardinals. In 10 games with the Titans last year, he logged nine catches on 12 targets for 83 yards and a TD. The 27-year-old plays a key role as a blocker in Tennessee's offense, but teammate Anthony Firkser profiles as the team's primary pass-catching tight end.
The Titans placed Swaim (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Swaim will need to fully clear the league's COVID-19 protocols before returning to team facilities. The timing of Swaim's placement on the COVID list makes him an unlikely candidate for Saturday's preseason finale against the Bears, but he'll have over two weeks to gain clearance for the regular-season opener against Arizona on Sept. 12.
Swaim is the No. 1 tight end on the Titans' first official depth chart of the season, Claire Kuwana of the Tennessean reports. Anthony Firkser was presumed to be the player who would primarily fill in for the loss of Jonnu Smith. However, in a surprise move Swaim was listed ahead of Firkser in the first version of the depth chart. However, that doesn't necessarily mean Swaim will have a large role as a receiver, as that listing could reflect his usage as a blocker for Derrick Henry. Across 10 games and 353 offensive snaps with the Titans last season, Swaim saw only 12 targets.
Swaim is staying with the Titans on a one-year contract, John Glennon of BroadwaySportsMedia.com reports. The new league year hasn't even started and the Titans have already lost TE Jonnu Smith and WRs Corey Davis and Adam Humphries. Retaining Swaim won't change much for the passing offense, but it does give the team a competent blocker alongside passing-down specialist Anthony Firkser. The 27-year-old Swaim has 57 catches in 53 NFL appearances, including just nine in 10 games for the Titans last season.
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|4||10/03||@New York Jets||13||4.00|
|7||10/24||Kansas City Chiefs||24||9.00|
|9||11/07||@Los Angeles Rams||19||7.00|
|10||11/14||New Orleans Saints||12||4.00|
|12||11/28||@New England Patriots||4||1.00|
|16||12/23||San Francisco 49ers||27||10.00|
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|3 Year Avg||20||16||130||1||6||8.12||19|