Uzomah had six of his 10 catches over the last three games, including his single touchdown reception. Tyler Eifert will be back, at least for a little while, next season so Uzomah will revert back to the third tight end on the team.
Uzomah had a season-high four catches for 24 yards on four targets in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.
Additionally, Uzomah's 23 offensive snaps were a season high. He benefitted some from the Bengals' healthy scratch of Tyler Boyd, at the expense of receivers Josh Malone and Alex Erickson, as the team often went with two tight end sets.
Uzomah (ankle) is officially inactive for Thursday night's game against the Texans.
While he didn't play in the Bengals' season opener against the Ravens, Uzomah participated fully at practice on Monday and Tuesday, so this is a mild surprise. Tyler Kroft was likely to see the majority of the work as the second tight end regardless, but Uzomah will have plenty of extra rest to hopefully be ready for Week 3.
Uzomah (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Texans, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Uzomah's Week 2 status will be verified in advance of Thursday's 8:25 p.m. EDT kickoff, but he's off the fantasy radar for now, given the solid health of top tight end Tyler Eifert. Uzomah logged 25 catches for 234 yards and a touchdown in 10 games for the Bengals last season.
Uzomah (ankle) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, Jay Morrison of the Dayton Daily News reports.
Uzomah took part in the Bengals' walkthrough without issue Monday, so his involvement in full practice Tuesday suggests he won't be at any risk of missing Thursday's tilt with the Texans. The ankle injury kept him out of action in the Week 1 loss to the Ravens, but Uzomah wouldn't have been in line for many snaps on offense anyway with Tyler Eifert and Tyler Kroft representing the clear top two options on the depth chart at tight end.