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AFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
2-1-0 8-4-0
3-0-0 7-4-0
2-2-0 6-7-0
0-4-0 3-9-0

2021 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 9 44 4.9 1 13

Top Tommy Sweeney News

  • Bills' Tommy Sweeney: Little production in second start

    Sweeney caught both of his targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 9-6 loss to the Jaguars.

    While the second-year man played a season-high 86 percent of the offensive snaps, he simply isn't being used as a pass-catching threat in the same way the injured Dawson Knox (hand) had been. With Knox scheduled to return to practice Wednesday, Sweeney's days of even modest production could be about to end. While he's a good depth guy for the Bills, he only has nine catches for 44 yards and a score in 2021.

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  • Bills' Tommy Sweeney: Another start awaits

    Sweeney is expected to make a second straight start Sunday against the Jaguars after head coach Sean McDermott ruled out No. 1 tight end Dawson Knox (hand) for the contest, Chris Jenkins of the Bills' official site reports.

    Sweeney was the primary replacement for Knox in last week's 26-11 win over the Dolphins, finishing the day with a 3-30-0 receiving line on four targets. Though his statistics weren't anything special, Sweeney's underlying usage last week could make him an intriguing sleeper at tight end in season-long leagues or DFS contests in a favorable matchup against the 1-6 Jaguars. He was on the field for 80 percent of the Bills' offensive snaps Week 8, ran routes on 77 percent of the Bills' passing plays, and drew three of his four targets in the red zone.

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  • Bills' Tommy Sweeney: Modest production as Knox sub

    Sweeney caught three of four targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 26-11 win over Miami.

    Sweeney saw 82 percent of the offensive snaps as the No. 1 tight end while starter Dawson Knox heals up from a broken hand. Knox, currently labeled day-to-day by coach Sean McDermott, could return within the next game or two, so Sweeney's window of opportunity may be closing quickly. Even if Knox needs to sit out another week, Sweeney seems like more of a touchdown-dependent option on a team with plenty of other weapons.

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  • Bills' Tommy Sweeney: In line to fill in for Knox

    Sweeney is in line for added opportunities Sunday against the Dolphins with Dawson Knox (hand) having been ruled out for the contest.

    Knox, who has recorded a 21-286-5 stat line through six games, underwent hand surgery during the Bills' bye week and while coach Sean McDermott hasn't provided a timetable for his return, it's plausible that Sweeney will fill in as Buffalo's top tight end beyond Week 8. Though WRs Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis could see added looks while Knox is out, Sweeney -- who has recorded just four catches and one TD this season -- is the player who should see the biggest uptick in production in the meantime, making him an option for those in deeper leagues scrambling for tight end depth due to injury or bye week concerns.

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  • Bills' Tommy Sweeney: Opportunity may lie ahead

    Sweeney scored his first NFL touchdown on a one-yard catch during Monday's 34- 31 loss to the Titans.

    Sweeney only saw 11 offensive snaps, but his usage could make a big leap if Dawson Knox (fractured hand) misses games. The Bills are on bye this week and don't currently have a healthy tight end besides Sweeney, though fullback Reggie Gilliam is more of a hybrid player that can serve some tight end duties. Given the big-strike offense Buffalo runs, those in deeper leagues should keep an eye on the situation -- specifically Knox's status -- ahead of the Bills' Week 8 tilt against the Dolphins.

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  • Bills' Tommy Sweeney: Participates Wednesday

    Sweeney was back at practice Wednesday after missing Saturday's preseason finale due to a foot injury, Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News reports.

    The Bills must have viewed Sweeney's injury as minor, given that they cut Jacob Hollister on Tuesday and now only have two true tight ends on the roster -- Sweeney and starter Dawson Knox. The third-year man enters the 2021 campaign as a clear backup to Knox, though for now, he's only one injury away from a key role in a high-powered offense.

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  • Bills' Tommy Sweeney: Not playing Saturay

    Sweeney (foot) will not play in Saturday's exhibition game against the Bears, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Sweeney has been sidelined at practice this last week due to a foot injury sustained in the team's preseason opener agaisnt the Lions. He saw 18 offensive snaps in the contest. He is looking to earn a spot on the Bills' 53-man roster providing depth at tight end.

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  • Bills' Tommy Sweeney: Misses Sunday's practice

    Sweeney didn't practice Sunday due to an apparent foot injury, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

    Sweeney played 18 offensive snaps in Friday's preseason opener against the Lions and hauled in two of his three targets for 34 yards. However, he apparently suffered an injury and was seen in a walking boot Sunday. The Bills haven't yet announced when Sweeney will be able to return.

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  • Bills' Tommy Sweeney: Ready to resume career

    Head coach Sean McDermott indicated earlier this week that Sweeney (illness) is back to normal after missing most of last season due to effects from COVID-19, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports. "He's off to a great start. He's in a good spot. He's worked his tail off, he's been here most of the offseason," McDermott said.

    It's been a struggle for the 2019 seventh-rounder out of Boston College, as he caught just eight balls for 114 yards in his rookie season and never saw action in 2020. The Bills have five tight ends with a viable shot of making the roster, but only Dawson Knox seems like a sure bet to make the team. Sweeney could begin 2021 anywhere from No. 2 on the depth chart to being a camp cut.

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  • Bills' Tommy Sweeney: Expected to be ready for 2021

    Bills GM Brandon Beane said Tuesday that Sweeney should be ready for the 2021 season, Thad Brown of WROC-TV reports.

    Sweeney developed myocarditis as a complication from COVID-19 last season. Beane relayed that Sweeney still has a few more visits with the cardiologist before he's fully cleared, but the 25-year-old tight end is on track to play next year. With Dawson Knox and Jacob Hollister in the fold, Sweeney will be aiming for a depth role during training camp.

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  • Bills' Tommy Sweeney: Won't return this season

    Sweeney (foot) will be sidelined for the rest of the season due to myocarditis, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.

    The 25-year-old has been on the PUP list all season with a foot injury and spent a couple weeks on the reserve/COVID-19 list in late October/early November, and he's apparently dealing with heart inflammation stemming from the virus. Sweeney will take it easy to avoid aggravating the issue and could be back next season if all goes well over the next few months.

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  • Bills' Tommy Sweeney: Back with team

    The Bills (foot) activated Sweeney off the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Sweeney has yet to suit up in game action this season, as he's battled a foot injury and placement on the COVID-19 list. The team is pretty set with Dawson Knox and Tyler Kroft as the top two receiving options at tight end, so if Sweeney does end up playing this season he'll likely only assume a blocking role for the offense.

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  • Bills' Tommy Sweeney: Moved to COVID-19 list

    Sweeney (foot) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, the Bills' official site reports.

    Sweeney was already on the PUP list due to a foot injury -- he hasn't seen action all season -- but because he's been deemed to have been in close contact with fellow tight end Dawson Knox -- who tested positive for COVID-19 -- Sweeney has been placed on the list due to league protocol, even though he hasn't necessarily tested positive for the virus himself.

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  • Bills' Tommy Sweeney: Out to begin 2020 season

    Sweeney (foot) was placed on the reserve PUP list on Saturday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

    The second-year tight end will miss several games and won't be able to start practicing with his teammates until the start of Week 7 at the earliest. Dawson Knox, Tyler Kroft and blocking specialist Lee Smith with make up the tight end corps for Week 1 and beyond.

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  • Bills' Tommy Sweeney: Foot injury lingers

    Sweeney (foot) remains on the PUP list and isn't practicing Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

    Sweeney currently sits fourth on the depth chart at tight end and is no certainty to secure a roster spot, even though he saw action in six games as a seventh-round rookie last season.

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  • Bills' Tommy Sweeney: Heads to PUP

    Sweeney has been placed on the Active/PUP list due to a foot injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

    The second-year tight end has some work to do to gain some form of meaningful role in the Buffalo offense now that Tyler Kroft is healthy again and set to compete with Dawson Knox for the top TE spot. We'll see if Sweeney can get back at it in relatively short order so he can stake his claim to the No. 3 role.

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  • Bills' Tommy Sweeney: Sees action as rookie

    Sweeney, a seventh-round pick out of Boston College, appeared in six games for the Bills in 2019 and caught eight balls on 13 targets for 114 yards and no scores.

    Sweeney saw most of his action when the team's other tight ends were hurt, but he also served as a healthy inactive more often than not. He's currently fourth in the pecking order as the Bills gear up for 2020, while the team has already kicked the tires on Greg Olsen. However, teammate Tyler Kroft could get released if the Bills try to free up some cash space. Expect Sweeney to have to earn a roster spot once training camp rolls around.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 251 lbs
Birthplace: Ramsey, NJ
Age: 26
School: Boston College
Experience: 3