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C.J. Uzomah is the New York Jets’ newest tight end

Joe Douglas and the New York Jets have made a big addition to their talent-hungry tight end room.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jets have agreed to terms with former Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah on a three-year, $24 million deal.

Uzomah, who recently turned 29, just had a career-best year with the Bengals during their run to the Super Bowl. In 16 games, he was targeted 63 times and posted career-highs of 49 receptions, 493 yards, and five touchdowns.

In four playoff games, Uzomah added 15 receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown on only 18 targets.

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A fifth-round pick of Cincinnati in the 2015 draft, Uzomah was one of the longest-tenured Bengals during the franchise’s shocking AFC Championship season in 2021. He’s been a decently reliable pass-catcher and blocker for Cincinnati, playing in 79 career games and starting 61 of those.

According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Jets may not be done adding talent to the tight end room.

Uzomah brings life to a barren tight end room in New York. The Jets got only 524 receiving yards and three touchdowns of their tight ends in 2021, making it a clear need.

Ryan Griffin, Trevon Wesco, and Kenny Yeboah are the only notable tight ends that the Jets had under contract. Tyler Kroft is a free agent.

New York has now made four signings since the beginning of the legal tampering period, and all four came on offense. The Jets signed former 49ers guard Laken Tomlinson while re-signing wide receiver Braxton Berrios and running back Tevin Coleman.

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WorthlessWoody
WorthlessWoody
6 months ago

I don’t care about Coleman or Berrios. They are marginal players. But Laken and Uzomah are VERY good gets. If Uzomah is healthy, he can be a very productive TE here. I think he will be an instant fan favorite. Had him in FF and loved watching him after just making a play. The enthusiasm is infectious. And Laken is a rock solid G. We’ll see how he does on the right side, but now the OL has capable talent at all 5 positions “on paper”. (Not that I think we can rely on Fant/Mekhi alone to man the OT spots…PLEASE still plan to draft OT at 4). And the kid QB has enough of a line in place AND a safety blanket at TE.

I also don’t feel like we overspent on anyone too badly.

Barney Miller
Barney Miller
6 months ago

One thing Jet fans don’t talk about enough is character. Uzomah just won a Superbowl. He didn’t have huge numbers in the game but check twitter. Fans are upset that he’s leaving. They say he’s a real leader on that team. Him, Berrios, Coleman. All great character people. I think that’s more important than people think. I feel Joe & Robert realize we need studs but also inspiring people. I like all the moves yesterday.

Azuma76
Azuma76
6 months ago

I’m not happy with the some of the signings, tevin coleman did nothing last year. The rest are good, but whats up with defense? Plan on drafting young guys for the defense? Joe D better step it up soon

JetOrange
JetOrange
6 months ago

Complete TE with size and Length, decent blocker, very nice price. Gives the Jets flexibility in this years draft.

BigJetsFan1
BigJetsFan1
6 months ago

What a day!!! Let’s go Joe!

dudizt
dudizt
6 months ago

Let’s add Maxx Williams on a cheaper deal to help support the run game blocking.

Jimjets
Jimjets
6 months ago

Love love love today. Stud guard stud TE. Berrios! And Coleman. Excellent. 3rd and 7 first down up CJ