Five way too-early free agent targets for the Houston Texans

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The tight end room could use C.J. Uzomah as a much-needed upgrade

Scouting Report. Cincinnati. C.J.Uzomah. 87. player. 56. Pick Analysis. Tight End

The tight end position in the NFL has seen its own sort of weird renaissance. One could argue that the position is garnering the most TV time and game planning respect from defensive coordinators. However, as quick as those TE stars come, they disappear at the same rate or faster than which they came up.

Enter C.J. Uzomah, who is in the midst of a career year. If Cincinnati should let him walk, Uzomah would be an amazing fit wearing the Deep Steel Blue. Uzomah currently has a career-high in touchdowns and is on pace to break his personal record of 439 receiving yards by Week 15 (assuming he hits his 34.8 yards per game each week).

Jordan Akins has done nothing but cost the Houston Texans with drops and mind-numbing penalties that have killed promising drives (see the road game at Indianapolis this year). Uzomah is a much more respectable receiving threat than Akins has ever been.

Uzomah could be the next great tight end in the league, and the Texans should take that chance to sign him to the team. A high-powered offense can help a bad team start to win games and climb out of the proverbial basement. Give Uzomah the contract he desires and go win games.