Sweeney’s offseason training paying off ahead of Dolphins matchup

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WHEC) — Tommy Sweeney sat out all of last year after being diagnosed with myocarditis, following a battle with COVID-19. After uncertainty over whether he’d play again, he used the offseason to get back in shape. It might be starting to pay off.

The tight end was drafted by Buffalo in 2019 and played in six games that entire year. He’s already matched that total this season and Sunday he’ll top it.

The 7th rounder out of Boston College is expected to suit up against the Dolphins in Dawson Knox’s absence.

Missing a whole season can make the climb back for players a little more difficult but Sweeney doesn’t feel there’s much catching up to do.

“I’m ready. I’ve been in this offense for three years, up and down with various things,” he said. “I’m excited, I’m ready. I’m playing with Josh, the O-line for almost three years now. I’m excited. It’s just an opportunity, got to keep as normal as possible and go out and perform.”

“He’s a pretty consistent player, consistent person in how he approaches his job,” offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said. “He knows his role and he goes there at practice and he does his role and when his number is called we expect him to be able to do that.”

The Bills vs. Dolphins matchup is slated for 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31. It will be on CBS.