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 Now that Tyler Kroft and Lee Smith have been replaced by Jacob Hollister, there’s room for Sweeney to return to the roster and earn a role with the offense.