Buffalo Bills: Predicting the depth chart at TE entering training camp
Buffalo Bills TE#3: Tommy Sweeney
Next on the depth chart is another tight end who has shown promise but missed all of last season due to injuries and complications from COVID-19. Tommy Sweeney was a seventh round pick by the Bills in 2019, the same year they drafted Dawson Knox.
That season, the Bills were dealing with a number of injuries in training camp and it was actually Sweeney who began the season as the starting tight end for this team. He played well in those games but eventually lost the job to Knox once he returned.
This past season, Sweeney was expected to be competing for a backup job but he began the season on the PUP list. He then tested positive for COVID-19 and developed a case of myocarditis that forced him to miss the remainder of the year.
He was able to return to offseason workouts and is expected to be a part of this team in 2021. If there is one role that Sweeney could take over, it is as a run blocking specialist, which is what Lee Smith has been the past few seasons. There is now a need for that after the Bills traded Smith to the Atlanta Falcons in the offseason.