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Buffalo Bills anticipate Tommy Sweeney’s return in 2021

The tight end has been cleared by his cardiologist.

Tight end Tommy Sweeney is expected to return to action in 2021, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane revealed to reporters in a Tuesday press conference.

Sweeney was infected by the COVID-19 virus in 2020, and suffered from myocarditis in the aftermath of his illness. The condition, which is an inflammation of the heart muscle, affected his performance and is a risk factor during physical activity—which led to him sitting out the entire 2020 season as a precaution.

Now, though, Sweeney has passed his tests with the cardiologist and is working out with the Bills preparing for 2021.

It’s great news for the 2019 seventh-round pick out of Boston College. Sweeney debuted with six game appearances and one start as a rookie, with eight catches for 114 yards. Now that Tyler Kroft and Lee Smith have been replaced by Jacob Hollister, there’s room for Sweeney to return to the roster and earn a role with the offense.