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CJ Uzomah

Philadelphia Eagles
Tight End #87
Philadelphia Eagles
Tight End #87

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C.J. Uzomah Taking Part In OTAs

Philadelphia Eagles tight end C.J. Uzomah (knee) was present for voluntary organized team activities this past week. Uzomah's 2023 season with the New York Jets ended early due to a knee injury, but he's apparently recovered and ready to go with his new team. In 12 contests (eight starts) in his second year with the Jets last year, Uzomah was barely utilized, catching eight of his 12 targets for 58 yards and one touchdown. He wasn't all that much better the year prior, catching 21 of 27 targets for 232 yards and two scores in 15 games (13 starts). The 31-year-old veteran has nine years of NFL experience but will mainly just serve as tight end depth for Philadelphia in 2024, making him pretty irrelevant for fantasy purposes. However, if Dallas Goedert were to miss time with injury, Uzomah could be worth some waiver-wire consideration.

Jun 1, 2024 1:19 PM EST


C.J. Uzomah Expected To Sign With Eagles

Free-agent tight end C.J. Uzomah, the former starter for the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Jets, is expected to sign an undisclosed one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. Uzomah flew to Philadelphia on Thursday and passed his physical and should bolster the team's passing attack to give them another weapon. The 31-year-old was released by the Jets in early March after catching just 29 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns in 27 games for the Jets after signing a three-year, $24 million deal in 2022. Uzomah, a former fifth-round pick of the Bengals in 2015 out of Auburn, only played in 12 games (eight starts) in 2023 and ended the year on Injured Reserve with an MCL knee injury. He won't be on the fantasy radar this fall as a backup behind Dallas Goedert alongside Grant Calcaterra and Albert Okwuegbunam.

Apr 11, 2024 3:03 PM EST



Jets To Release C.J. Uzomah

The New York Jets are planning to release tight end C.J. Uzomah (knee), according to sources. The move was fully expected and will save the Jets $5 million-plus on the 2024 salary cap. Uzomah is coming off knee surgery and was set to count $11.2 million on the cap this year. The 31-year-old veteran spent two years with the Jets and was a non-factor on offense, catching 29 of his 39 targets for 290 yards and three touchdowns in 27 games played (21 starts). He played in only 12 games (eight starts) in 2023 and had eight receptions for 58 yards and one touchdown. Uzomah has never eclipsed 500 receiving yards in his nine seasons in the NFL and isn't going to have a robust free-agent market while coming off knee surgery.

Mar 5, 2024 2:47 PM EST


C.J. Uzomah Likely To Be Released

New York Jets tight end C.J. Uzomah and offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson are two of the team's potential salary cap cuts this offseason. Uzomah is a near lock to be released, but the Jets will save less money than they would have had general manager Joe Douglas not restructured Uzomah's contract last offseason. Cutting him would save $5.3 million with $5.9 million in dead cap space. The Jets will also save $5.4 million if/when they trade quarterback Zach Wilson this offseason. The 31-year-old Uzomah sprained his MCL in Week 13 and finished the year on Injured Reserve. He's done very little to help the Jets since the 2022 season, catching only 29 passes on 39 targets for 290 yards and three touchdowns in 27 games.

Feb 19, 2024 8:38 PM EST


C.J. Uzomah Will Go On Injured Reserve

New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh said that tight end C.J. Uzomah (knee) will go on Injured Reserve after injuring his knee in the Week 13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Going on Injured Reserve will require Uzomah to miss four games, so there's a good chance he won't play again in 2023 with only five games remaining. The 30-year-old suffered a sprained MCL on Sunday. Uzomah has been well off the fantasy radar in New York this year with only eight catches for 58 yards and one touchdown in 12 games played. Tyler Conklin will continue serving as the team's top pass-catching tight end, while Jeremy Ruckert will be the No. 2 the rest of the way in New York.

Dec 4, 2023 6:09 PM EST



C.J. Uzomah Diagnosed With MCL Sprain

According to New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh, tight end C.J. Uzomah (knee) suffered an MCL sprain during Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The veteran didn't last long in Week 13, suffering the injury in the first quarter. Uzomah will probably miss time, and with the Jets unlikely to make it to the postseason, his season could be over. He has just eight catches for 58 yards and a touchdown this year, so a potential absence won't impact many fantasy managers.

Dec 3, 2023 5:21 PM EST


C.J. Uzomah Suffers Knee Injury On Sunday, Questionable To Return

New York Jets tight end C.J. Uzomah suffered a knee injury during Sunday's game and is questionable to return. Uzomah hurt his knee in the first quarter and was eventually carted off. He's most likely done for the rest of the day, despite the questionable tag. He was catchless before exiting the game.

Dec 3, 2023 1:43 PM EST


Cleared to practice

Uzomah (leg) passed his physical Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Jul 26, 2023 2:22 PM EST


Lands on preseason PUP list

Uzomah (leg) will begin training camp on the PUP list, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Jul 19, 2023 2:10 PM EST


Limps off practice field

Uzomah left Friday's training session early due to a right leg injury, Connor Hughes of SNY.tv reports.

Jun 9, 2023 9:02 AM EST


Inactive for season finale

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nov 4, 2022 12:29 PM EST