Uzomah caught three of four targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 51-14 loss to New Orleans.
Uzomah was unable to break away for any big plays as Cincinnati fell behind early and then by a lot on Sunday. The fourth-year tight end finds himself in a Bengals offense that is not only without starting tight ends Tyler Eifert (ankle) and Tyler Kroft (foot), but also -- at least for the time being -- star receiver A.J. Green (foot). That means a bigger role for Uzomah, who has been targeted at least four times in three of his past four games, but does bring to question how good that Bengals offense will be as they've been held under 15 points twice in the past three games. If the Bengals are struggling after three straight games against bottom-five pass defenses, next Sunday's matchup against Baltimore's top-five unit could get ugly.
Uzomah (clavicle) practiced fully Friday, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports. As a result, he does not carry a Week 10 injury designation, per Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer.
The tight end's fantasy production has been sporadic despite Uzomah having taken on an expanded role due to injuries to Tyler Eifert (ankle/IR) and Tyler Kroft (foot). That said, Uzomah's opportunities could pick up Sunday against the Saints, given that the Bengals will also be without the top wideout A.J. Green (toe), who has been targeted an average of 9.5 times per game this season.
Uzomah (clavicle) was listed as a limited participant during Thursday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Uzomah had also been limited in Wednesday's session, so he should be a good bet to play this weekend against the Saints if he's able to put forth a full session Friday. Assuming his clavicle injury doesn't prove too much of an issue come Sunday, Uzomah will start at tight end and potentially take on increased volume in the passing game with the Bengals likely to lean on a number of players to replace the 9.5 targets per game A.J. Green (toe) has drawn this season. Green is expected to miss at least two weeks with the injury.
Uzomah (clavicle) logged a limited practice Wednesday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Uzomah is thus trending toward playing Sunday against the Saints, barring any setbacks over the next few days. The tight end's production has been spotty despite taking on an expanded role in the wake of injuries to Tyler Eifert (foot) and Tyler Kroft (foot), but if healthy, his opportunities could pick up in Week 10. The Bengals will be without the services of top wideout A.J. Green (toe), who has been targeted 9.5 times per game this season.
Uzomah (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Uzomah may end up being listed as limited Wednesday, but his presence at practice Wednesday, on the heels of the Bengals' Week 9 bye, bodes well for the tight end's chances of playing Sunday against the Saints. His availability would be a boost to the team's passing attack, which is currently strained by the absence of top option A.J. Green (foot).
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