The New York Jets are set to get a nice boost ahead of their Week 3 home matchup versus the Cincinnati Bengals.

According to team reporter Ethan Greenberg, tight end CJ Uzomah will be a “full participant” in Friday’s practice and is expected to play on Sunday.

Last week the veteran popped up on the injury report with a hamstring issue and was forced to miss the Week 2 road trip versus the Cleveland Browns.

Things looked bleak earlier in the week as Uzomah was a limited participant during both practice sessions on Wednesday and Thursday but things turned around on Friday.

Ready to Make His True Debut

Technically speaking Uzomah made his home debut in Week 1 versus the Baltimore Ravens. However, it was uneventful, to put it mildly.

He played in 23 offensive snaps but didn’t register a meaningful statistic. Then Uzomah missed Week 2.

Back during free agency Gang Green inked the big man to a juicy three-year deal for $24 million, but they haven’t seen any return on their initial investment yet.

That is set to change this week ironically against Uzomah’s former team the Bengals.

The former Auburn product is a Cincinnati lifer who was originally drafted by the Bengals back in 2015 and would go on to spend his first seven seasons in Ohio.

This past offseason he shook free on the open market and the Jets took full advantage.


This is a developing story and we’ll provide more details as they become available.

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