BREAKING: Philadelphia Eagles Sign Another Offensive Weapon For Jalen Hurts

Jalen Hurts of Philadelphia Eagles reacting during game.Jalen Hurts (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Eagles are signing another offensive weapon for quarterback Jalen Hurts.

On Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles announced on X/Twitter that they have signed free agent tight end C.J. Uzomah to a one-year contract. This came after it was reported by Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network that the Eagles were “expected to” bring in the 31-year-old.

Uzomah spent his first seven seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals (2015 to 2021) before joining the New York Jets on a three-year, $24 million deal in 2022 free agency. The Jets released Uzomah ahead of free agency.

The 2015 fifth-round pick had his best season in 2021, when he hauled in 49 receptions for 493 yards and five touchdowns as the Bengals advanced to Super Bowl 56. There, they fell to Matthew Stafford’s Los Angeles Rams by a final score of 23-20.

Uzomah will now get the chance to reset his market for 2025 free agency after a lackluster two-year stint with the Jets. He joins a high-powered Philadelphia Eagles offense led by Jalen Hurts, DeVonta Smith, A.J. Brown, Saquon Barkley and fellow tight end Dallas Goedert.

For his career, Uzomah has 192 receptions for 1,881 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Philadelphia Eagles Have Had A Superb Offseason Thus Far

Adding Uzomah on a no-risk deal is just another savvy piece of work by Philadelphia general manager Howie Roseman, who’s had a near-flawless offseason up to this point.

The Eagles have already brought in the aforementioned Barkley, wide receiver DeVante Parker, linebackers Bryce Huff and Devin White and old friend C.J. Gardner-Johnson, who returned to Philly after a one-year stop in Detroit.

In signing Uzomah and Parker, the Eagles have provided Hurts with valuable pass-catching depth. And with the 2024 NFL Draft still around the corner, there’s plenty of room for Roseman to make this roster even more dangerous.

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