CJ Uzomah

New York Jets
Tight End #87
New York Jets
Tight End #87

CJ Uzomah News

Inactive for season finale

Uzomah (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's season finale against Miami, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The soon-to-be 30-year-old tight end saw a season-high seven targets Week 17 in Seattle but apparently suffered an ankle injury in the process. He finishes his first year in New York with a 21-232-2 receiving line on 27 targets in 15 games (13 starts), while fellow 2022 offseason addition Tyler Conklin has seen more than triple that target total after signing a contract quite similar to Uzomah's. It is possible Uzomah competes for a larger role in the passing game in 2023, and he'll likely be back in New York given that $7 million of his $8 million base salary is guaranteed, per OverTheCap.

Jan 8, 2023 8:43 AM EST

Questionable after Friday's DNP

Uzomah (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Coach Robert Saleh expects Uzomah to play, per Cimini, though Uzomah sat out practice entirely Friday. The Jets will wrap up the season with Joe Flacco under center, and while Flacco will likely throw plenty of short passes, Tyler Conklin stands to benefit more than Uzomah among Jets tight ends.

Jan 6, 2023 1:50 PM EST

Thrown to season-high seven times

Uzomah caught three of seven targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 23-6 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Uzomah's season-high seven targets ranked second behind Garrett Wilson's 11, but fellow tight end Tyler Conklin was far more efficient with his opportunities, leading the team in catches (six) and receiving yards (80) on only six targets. Heading into the season finale against the Dolphins, Uzomah has 21 catches for 232 yards and two touchdowns on 27 targets in his first year with the Jets.

Jan 2, 2023 12:27 PM EST

Secures 30-yard grab

Uzomah caught his only target for 30 yards in Thursday's 19-3 loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: Chris Streveler briefly gave the Jets some life on offense after replacing the ineffective Zach Wilson under center in the third quarter, but Streveler underthrew a wide open Uzomah. The veteran tight end did well to work back to the ball and secure the catch, but he would have had a long touchdown for a second consecutive week had Streveler hit him in stride.

Dec 23, 2022 9:27 AM EST

Scores first two TDs of 2022

Uzomah caught both of his targets for 41 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Lions.

Analysis: Uzomah's first touchdown in a Jets uniform was also his longest play since joining Gang Green, as the tight end scored on a 40-yard deep ball to tie the score at seven in the second quarter. He added a go-ahead, one-yard touchdown with 4:41 remaining in the fourth, but New York failed to hold that lead. Uzomah's limited volume will make repeating this performance difficult in Week 16 against the Jaguars.

Dec 18, 2022 2:52 PM EST

One catch in Week 14

Uzomah caught one of two targets for seven yards in Sunday's 20-12 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: Uzomah was out-targeted 8-2 by fellow tight end Tyler Conklin. The former's biggest contribution was a fumble recovery after the ball was knocked out of quarterback Mike White's hand.

Dec 11, 2022 3:53 PM EST

Season-high 31 yards in loss

Uzomah caught his only target for 31 yards in Sunday's 27-22 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Uzomah set a new season high in receiving yards by stretching out for a nice catch in the third quarter. He has yet to score a touchdown as a member of the Jets.

Dec 5, 2022 8:38 AM EST

Limited contributions in win

Uzomah caught all three of his targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 31-10 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Uzomah and fellow tight end Tyler Conklin each caught all three of their targets as part of an accurate performance for new Jets quarterback Mike White, who completed 22 of 28 passes for 315 yards and three touchdowns. Neither tight end got into the end zone, but Conklin finished with a comfortable lead in receiving yards (50), continuing a season-long trend of Uzomah playing second fiddle in the passing game.

Nov 27, 2022 7:48 PM EST

Three catches against Bills

Uzomah caught all three of his targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Bills.

Analysis: Uzomah set a new season high with three receptions and actually saw one more target than fellow Jets tight end Tyler Conklin, but this performance still didn't move the needle much in fantasy. Look for Uzomah to continue focusing primarily on blocking when the Jets resume play after their Week 10 bye.

Nov 7, 2022 7:40 AM EST

Cleared for Week 9

Uzomah (shoulder) doesn't have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Bills.

Analysis: Uzomah was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday due to this injury, but he avoided the final injury report after a full practice Friday. He has been used primarily as a blocker by the Jets while most of the pass catching opportunities at tight end have gone to Tyler Conklin.

Nov 4, 2022 12:29 PM EST

Dealing with shoulder injury

Uzomah was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice due to a shoulder injury, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Uzomah played 50 total snaps (36 offensive) and caught his lone target for a season-high 27 yards during the Jets' Week 8 loss to the Patriots, but he appears to have picked up a shoulder injury as well. The veteran tight end will have two more opportunities to upgrade to a full participant before the team needs to make a decision on his status for Sunday's matchup against the Bills.

Nov 2, 2022 2:15 PM EST

Another one-catch game

Uzomah caught his only target for 27 yards in Sunday's 22-17 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Uzomah set a new season high in receiving yards, but he remains a distant second behind Tyler Conklin on the Jets' tight end depth chart. Conklin scored both of the team's touchdowns in this game and led New York with 10 targets.

Oct 30, 2022 3:26 PM EST

One catch in Week 7 win

Uzomah caught one of two targets for five yards in Sunday's 16-9 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: The Jets utilized their tight ends a bit more in the passing game as Denver's pass rush made it tough to push the ball downfield, but six of Zach Wilson's eight throws to tight ends were directed at Tyler Conklin. Uzomah won't have much of a pass catching role as long as Conklin's healthy, as the former Bengals tight end has yet to see more than two targets in a game with the Jets.

Oct 24, 2022 7:51 AM EST

Two catches in Week 6

Uzomah caught both of his targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Packers.

Analysis: Uzomah had the same number of targets and scrimmage yards as Tyler Conklin. Breece Hall has become the focal point of a Jets offense that also has a deep wide receiver corps, leaving limited touches left over for the team's pair of offseason acquisitions at tight end.

Oct 16, 2022 6:32 PM EST

Catches both Week 5 targets

Uzomah caught both of his targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 40-17 win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: Neither Uzomah nor Tyler Conklin (one target, no catches) made much of an impact in this one. With plenty of talented options to throw to at both wide receiver and running back, Zach Wilson has relied on the tight end position much less frequently than Joe Flacco did while Wilson was injured over the season's first three weeks.

Oct 9, 2022 3:58 PM EST

One catch in return

Uzomah (hamstring) caught his only target for five yards in Sunday's 27-12 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: Uzomah returned from a one-game absence but was the clear No. 2 option at tight end behind Tyler Conklin, who caught all eight of his targets for a team-high 84 yards. As long Conklin's healthy, Uzomah's role figures to remain minimal.

Sep 25, 2022 4:03 PM EST

Ready for Sunday

Uzomah (hamstring) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Zack Rosenblatt of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Uzomah was listed as questionable despite putting in a full practice Friday, so it's not a surprise he's been cleared to suit up Sunday. The 29-year-old sat out with the injury Week 2 but is back in action to face his former team this weekend.

Sep 25, 2022 8:51 AM EST

Questionable after full practice

Uzomah (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Uzomah logged a full practice Friday after a pair of limited sessions, putting him in good position to return against his former team and limit his absence to just one game. Cimini adds that all the Jets listed as questionable for Week 3 are expected to play, further bolstering Uzomah's outlook.

Sep 23, 2022 12:46 PM EST

Full participant Friday

Uzomah (hamstring) fully participated in Friday's practice session, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: Uzomah was limited at practice over the last two days due to a hamstring injury, but his full participation Friday is certainly encouraging ahead of Sunday's Week 3 matchup against the Bengals. While coach Robert Saleh said Monday that Uzomah would be a game-time decision this week, it seems likely that the tight end will be available against his former team.

Sep 23, 2022 8:23 AM EST

Limited at practice Wednesday

Uzomah (hamstring) was limited at practice Wednesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Uzomah didn't play in Week 2 and was deemed a game-time decision for Week 3 by coach Robert Saleh on Monday. However, the Jets probably won't have a good sense of what direction the tight end is trending in until seeing how he progresses throughout practice this week. If Uzomah is eventually ruled out for the contest against his former team, Tyler Conklin, who caught six of nine targets for 40 yards during Sunday's win over the Browns, would serve as the team's top tight end once.

Sep 21, 2022 9:27 AM EST

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