As they look to re-build a depleted tight end room, the Jacksonville Jaguars have announced the signing of free agent Geoff Swaim.
A seventh-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2015, Swaim has appeared in 37 games, catching 35 passes and one touchdown in his career. That includes a career-high 26 receptions and 242 receiving yards in 2018.
“I’m really excited to come here to Jacksonville and have the opportunity to compete, play for this organization and really see what I can make of myself,” said Swaim shortly after signing Friday morning, through the Jaguars' press release. “Evaluating my options in free agency, being able to play with Nick Foles and the kind of style that he plays was big for me in making my decision. Anytime you have the opportunity to compete, and you have that challenge in front of you, it makes you excited. I’m just ready to meet the guys, meet my coaches and get to work.”
The fourth-year pro played college ball at the University of Texas, serving mostly as a blocking tight end and garnering All-Big 12 honorable mention honors as a junior.
Prior to this signing, the Jaguars' roster featured only two tight ends: Ben Koyack and rookie Pharoah McKever.