Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney won’t play for the team in 2020 due to being diagnosed with myocarditis, a cardio condition related to COVID-19, head coach Sean McDermott told reporters on Monday. McDermott said Sweeney was diagnosed with the condition by a cardiologist.
Sweeney has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list and hasn’t played this season. He was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list back on Oct. 24, along tight ends Lee Smith and Nate Becker, due to contact tracing protocols, after fellow tight end Dawson Knox had tested positive. He was removed from the list on Nov. 11.
Under P.U.P. rules, this week was the deadline for Sweeney to begin practicing again if the Bills were to move him back to the active roster, but he’ll now miss all of 2020.
Mitch Morse update:
McDermott was asked whether or not center Mitch Morse will be back in the starting lineup after not playing in the team’s last game despite being healthy and active. The head coach said “we’ll see,” and added that Morse is “in the mix” as the team prepares to take on the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday at Bills Stadium.
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