C.J. Uzomah: I’m not missing the biggest game of my life

AFC Wild Card Playoffs - Las Vegas Raiders v Cincinnati Bengals
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When Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah was carted off with a knee injury after only nine snaps of the AFC Championship Game, he figured he was done. Now? He expects to play in Super Bowl LVI.

“To me, I’m like I’m not missing the biggest game of my life. Right? Like, I’m not missing it,” Uzomah said Monday. “So that’s my approach going into every day of rehab. If I wake up, and I’m like, ‘Oh, man, it’s a little sore,’ it doesn’t matter. . . . Right when I put my feet on the ground, it’s go time. Let’s get this rehab going. Let’s do everything I can to make sure I’m ready and available to play. That’s kind of where my mind is.”

Uzomah, who played in only two games last season before tearing an Achilles, did not practice last week as he rehabbed the sprained MCL.

“I feel good,” Uzomah said. “I feel really, really good.”

Uzomah had 49 catches for 493 yards and five touchdowns during the regular season and 13 catches for 135 yards and a touchdown in the team’s first two playoff games.

4 responses to “C.J. Uzomah: I’m not missing the biggest game of my life

  1. It would be huge to see that young man suit up. He can be an x factor for sure, but just for moral purposes alone it would be big for that team.

  2. Not a world beater but Uzomah is someone Burrow can count on when Chase and Higgins are bracketed on third down. This could prove to be critical come Sunday. It was painful watching Drew Sample run routes vs KC.

  3. C.J. Came to Cincinnati Children’s and visited my son before his rookie season. We will be cheering for you.

  4. CJ is impactful because he is good enough to burn Defenses who overlook him which is easy to do with Chase, Tee, Boyd and Mixon out there. He has made some huge plays this season. Take away both Chase and Tee then watch Boyd, CJ and Mixon burn. Give Burrow 3 seconds regularly and this team will put 32 on you. But 3 seconds may be a hard to come by in this game.

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