4. TE C.J. Uzomah (Cincinnati Bengals)
Along with wide receiver help, the Cardinals’ offense could use some assistance when it comes to anyone who can catch the football. In terms of the tight end position, Ricky Seal-Jones looked like an intriguing big-play performer after totaling 12 receptions for 201 yards (16.8 average) and three touchdowns in 10 games in ’17. This last year, he played in 15 contests and more than doubled his catch total (34). But he averaged only 10.1 yards per grab (343 yards) and reached the end zone just once all season.
Veteran Jermaine Gresham played in 13 games this past season but caught set career lows with nine catches and 94 receiving yards and without a touchdown for the first time in his nine-year career. Blocking specialist John Phillips is scheduled to test the free-agent market on March 13, unless the Cardinals opt to bring him back. And regardless of who winds up throwing passes for Kliff Kingsbury’s squad this year, this is a position that could use some assistance.
The Cincinnati Bengals have three tight ends, former first-rounder Tyler Eifert, as well as Tyler Kroft and C.J. Uzomah, that could wind up being on the open market later this month. The latter comes off a productive year, finishing third on his club with 43 catches, good for 439 yards and three scores. It’s very conceivable that the Bengals could re-up with both Kroft and Uzomah. But that second name is very intriguing.
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