Breaking News: Former Auburn Tigers Top Star Joins Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles sign former Auburn tight end
Philadelphia Eagles tight end C.J. Uzomah, formerly of Auburn, inked a one-year contract, the NFL team announced on Thursday.

With one game remaining on his three-year, $24 million deal and a failed physical designation, Uzomah was released by the New York Jets on March 13.

After suffering a medial collateral ligament injury during a 13-8 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on December 3, Uzomah concluded the 2023 season on injured reserve. He was not present for the season’s last five games.

In 12 games, including eight starts, Uzomah had eight receptions for 58 yards and one score in 2023. During that time, he played in 239 offensive snaps and 148 special teams plays.

Philadelphia now has six tight ends on the roster, including Uzomah.

In 14 games the previous season, starter Dallas Goedert had 59 receptions for 592 yards and three touchdowns. During his two seasons with the Eagles, Grant Calcaterra has nine receptions for 120 yards. In 2023, none of the other tight ends—E.J. Jenkins, Albert Okwuegbunam, and Noah Togiai—had an NFL reception.

In 2015, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Uzomah out of Auburn in the fifth round of the draft, and he joined the NFL.

Uzomah got eight touchdowns and 1,098 yards from 114 receptions over his first six seasons with the Bengals.

Uzomah collected 49 receptions for 493 yards and five touchdowns as Cincinnati won the AFC title and fell to the Los Angeles Rams 23-20 in Super Bowl LVI in 2021. Uzomah had missed all but two games of the 2020 season due to a torn Achilles tendon.

Uzomah was signed by the Jets in free agency following the 2021 campaign. Uzomah has 21 receptions for 232 yards and two touchdowns in his debut season with New York.

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