Jets Place $24 Million Starter on IR; Likely End of His NY Career

On Wednesday, December 6, the New York Jets placed veteran tight end C.J. Uzomah on injured reserve.

With only five games remaining in the season, that means the 30-year-old will have to miss at least the next four games, thereby ending his 2023 season and possibly his career in New York.

According to the Jet Press, there is a "good chance" that we have seen the "last of Uzomah with the Jets."

According to The Jet Press, the Jets reworked Uzomah's contract before the 2023 season to obtain immediate cap relief. 

That means Gang Green would have to pay $5.9 million in dead cap money if they cut him next season.

The organization would also be accountable for a $2.7 million dead cap penalty built into the contract's blank years in 2025.

During the 2022 offseason, he agreed to a three-year, $24 million contract.Uzomah never truly stood out as a tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals during his first seven years with the team.

During that stretch, he recorded 163 receptions for 1,591 yards and 13 touchdowns. When you average it out across a season, Uzomah has 23 receptions for 227 yards and two touchdowns.

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