|Ht / Wt:||6'4" / 251 lb.|
|Drafted:||2019 / Rd. 7 (228)|
Sweeney, a seventh-round pick out of Boston College, appeared in six games for the Bills and caught eight balls on 13 targets for 114 yards and no scores.
Analysis: Sweeney saw most of his action around the team's other tight ends being hurt, but 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. We'll see how it all shakes out, but expect Sweeney to have to earn a job once training camp rolls around.
Sweeney caught one of three targets for three yards in Sunday's win over the Bengals.
Analysis: Even though starter Tyler Kroft remains out with foot and ankle injuries, it was Dawson Knox (3-67-1) who was a far bigger part of the game plan Sunday, with the latter on the field for 56 percent of the offensive plays to Sweeney's 29 percent. Sweeney's role could be even further reduced further once Kroft eventually returns. The seventh-round rookie has done a nice job to make the team and has turned in a few key plays already, but he looks resigned to a depth role during his first NFL campaign.
Sweeney caught both of his targets for 35 yards in Buffalo's come-from-behind win over the Jets on Sunday.
Analysis: That was third on the team in yardage for the game. It was also the only meaningful contribution from Buffalo tight ends, as Dawson Knox had one catch for one yard and Lee Smith didn't have any. Starter Tyler Kroft (broken foot) should be back in a week or two, but Sweeney, a seventh-rounder, may be winning the battle for the No. 2 pass-catching tight end role. Quarterback Josh Allen got a lot of time this summer with Sweeney while most of the other tight ends were battling injuries.
Sweeney did not see the field during Thursday's preseason win over the Vikings.
Analysis: That's actually a good thing for Sweeney, as the Bills did not suit up any regulars across their first two units. It also shows how far the seventh-round rookie has come in his first camp. Sweeney, fellow rookie Dawson Knox and blocking specialist Lee Smith look like locks for the roster, while it's incumbent Jason Croom who probably needs an injury spot declared for starter Tyler Kroft (broken foot) in order to see his longshot chances come through.
Sweeney hauled in both of his targets for 47 yards during Friday's preseason win over the Panthers.
Analysis: The rookie seventh-rounder reportedly had a good week of joint practices with the Panthers and has been making a good impression in quarterback Josh Allen and the coaching staff. "Tommy has been fantastic," Allen told the Bills' official site. "He's answered when his number has been called. Obviously he's been forced into a lot of action with the ones. He's made some big plays for us already ... So I really appreciated what he's been doing and the results are showing." Sweeney is still behind several others on the depth chart, but with a banged-up crew ahead of him he's starting to cement a roster spot, and could be needed for a bigger role should injuries linger into the regular season.
Sweeney dropped his only target in his preseason debut against the Colts on Thursday.
Analysis: With Tyler Kroft (foot) and fellow rookie Dawson Knox (hamstring) on the shelf, Sweeney has looked good in training camp practices as the pass-catching tight end. He didn't do much with the chance in the team's first game action of the season, though he'll get more chances should the two aforementioned players above him remain slow to heal.
Sweeney has been seeing looks with the first team, as three other tight ends are working through injuries, Nate Mendelson of the Bills' official site reports.
Analysis: Sweeney, a rookie seventh-rounder out of Boston College, may have originally been a question mark to make the team, but several injuries have pushed him up the depth chart. Right now he's the top pass-catching tight end in camp. Tyler Kroft (broken foot) is expected back somewhere around the start of the regular season, while fellow rookie Dawson Knox (hamstring) will probably be back sooner. Lee Smith is locked in with a roster spot but is primarily a blocker. As of now, Sweeney probably has the edge over Jason Croom (hamstring) if only because he's healthy and the Bills can only afford to carry so many injured guys.
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