Bengals bringing back tight end C.J. Uzomah

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The Bengals found a tight end who could stay healthy.

So they paid him.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Bengals have agreed to a new three-year deal with C.J. Uzomah worth more than $18 million.

The 26-year-old Uzomah caught 43 passes for 439 yards and three touchdowns last year, while Tyler Eifert and Tyler Kroft ended the year on injured reserve.

Eifert’s also a free agent, but he hasn’t proven reliable from a health standpoint, so the Bengals apparently chose to go with the known commodity.

Of course, Uzomah caught 36 passes in his first three seasons, so they’re also banking on something they haven’t seen that much of.

9 responses to “Bengals bringing back tight end C.J. Uzomah

  1. Well With this and the Wilson signing i guess the Bengals are done with free agency. I believe the Bengals mouth piece Hobson said they’ll the remaining 45 million in cap space to sign their draft picks and possible injury replacements during the season.

  2. Well the Bengals will have to re-sign Eifert and also use a high pick on a TE. They need to fill at least one starting position with a free agent. TE, LB, or RT.

  3. Happy to see it but seems like they overpaid.
    He could end up being really good. He kept getting better the more he played and made some great plays.

  4. stillabengalsfan says:
    March 11, 2019 at 4:13 pm
    This doesn’t mean they won’t try to sign Eifert as well.

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    So upwards of $13 million per will be spent keeping together the TE’s we saw last year. Brittle Eifert and underwhelming Uzomah? That’d be lovely.

  5. Uzomah has averaged 14 receptions and 140 yards receiving in his 4 seasons with the Bengals. So 6 million for that? Really? The Bengals can’t afford to sign free agents but they can afford to throw away cap space on a backup tight end and a horrible OT. Teams can find backup quality tight ends in the middle rounds of any draft and especially in this deep TE draft. Just horrible.

  6. The guy played hurt at the end of the year when they needed him. Actually played well. Made some excellent contested catches. Maybe this coaching staff can help open up his game. Prior staff never used any TE over the middle not named Tyler Imhurt. If they install a set of plays with Mixon and Bernard on the field at the same time, this kid could so you He is a reliable pass catcher.

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