The Jacksonville Jaguars have cut tight end Geoff Swaim, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Swaim was set to count $4,300,000 against the team’s salary cap this season.
The #Jaguars are releasing TE Geoff Swain, source said, moving on from the former Cowboy.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2020
Swaim was never going to be on the books for Jacksonville going into the 2020 NFL season — the Jaguars will absorb a $250,000 cap hit for cutting him but the $3,987,500 cap hit they avoid taking results in a net $3,737,500 savings against the cap, according to spotrac.com.
There was hope Swaim could be a serviceable tight end in Jacksonville’s offense last season. He was originally a seventh round pick out of Texas by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2015 NFL Draft and was viewed mostly as a special teams player and a blocking tight end. Swaim forced his way on to the active roster in 2015 as a rookie, though he didn’t play much.
He finishes his career in Jacksonville with 13 receptions for 65 yards and zero touchdowns.