Eagles sign former Jets TE C.J Uzomah: All you need to know

PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 01: Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman chat during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles on November 1, 2020 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA.(Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

The Philadelphia Eagles aren’t done bolstering their roster just yet. The team announced on Thursday that it has signed former Jets and Bengals TE, C.J Uzomah, to a one-year contract.

Who is C.J Uzomah?

Uzomah was a 5th-round pick back in 2015 and spent seven years with the Cincinnati Bengals before eventually finding a short-term home with the New York Jets. He has 1,881 career receiving yards and 16 touchdowns to his name and is now 31-years-old.

The veteran started 8 games for the Jets last year before a knee injury sent him to IR. What is slightly concerning is that his receiving numbers have dropped off in each of his last three seasons. Uzomah’s days as a leading TE are in the rear-view mirror but as someone who can provide a much-needed soft pair of hands behind Dallas Goedert, it’s a move that makes sense.

The Eagles’ TE Picture

Depth behind Dallas Goedert still remains light. The Eagles have long tried to find servicable developmental options but not many have panned out. Grant Calcaterra still has some upside, but only Albert Okwuegbunam and Noah Togiai remain on the depth chart.

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Dallas Goedert has been a staple of the Eagles offense since he was drafted back in 2018 Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire

Adding A proven veteran like Uzomah will give the Eagles an insurance policy at the TE position and is a smart move if they are planning to add another young name to the group during the NFL Draft, affording him time to develop without being thrown into live reps.

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