The Jacksonville Jaguars are tight ending Geoff Swaim, the team announced Friday.
Swaim entered the 2018 season with nine catches for 94 yards in his first three seasons but ended last season with 26 catches for 242 yards and a touchdown, becoming a rookie to get its Dallas Cowboys following the retirements of both Jason Witten along with James Hanna.
Injuries, but have hampered his evolution. He played in only nine matches a year mostly because of a broken wrist which necessitated surgery. In 2016, he also suffered a pectoral tear that limited him to eight matches.
Swaim, 25, can be a solid blocker and pass catcher. He’d a career-high five grabs in Week 3 against Seattle and 55 metres two weeks after against Houston.
Swaim is now the Jaguars’ most accomplished tight ending. Ben Koyack has 24 catches for 199 yards and a touchdown at 37 career games with the Jaguars, though he’d grab a fourth-down touchdown pass to help the Jaguars be at Buffalo 103 in a AFC wild card game following the 2017 season. The only other tight end on the roster is Pharaoh McKever, who signed with Pittsburgh as a undrafted rookie in 2018 and spent time on the practice squads at Cleveland and Jacksonville.
The Jaguars diminished to grab the 2019 option on Austin Seferian-Jenkins, that they signed up into your two-year, $10 million contract using $4 million ensured past March. Seferian-Jenkins caught 11 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown in five games a year before going on injured reserve with a groin injury.
Information from ESPN’s Mike DiRocco was found in this report.