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Bengals sign C.J. Uzomah to rookie contract

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C.J. Uzomah was the second tight end the Bengals selected this year and the third draft pick that's signed.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

With the 157th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Auburn tight end C.J. Uzomah.

Now, they've signed Uzomah to his rookie contract, the team announced Thursday. It will be a four-year deal worth over $2 million. Ozomah was primarily a blocking tight end in Auburn's offense, which rarely features tight ends, but he did catch six touchdowns during the past two seasons.

In 2014, Uzomah caught 11 passes for 145 yards (13.2 avg.) and three scores. This came after a junior campaign in which he caught 11 balls for 154 yards (14.0 avg.) and three scores. Uzomah capped his career off with a 20-yard touchdown catch in a loss to Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day 2014.

After playing in the Medal of Honor all-star game, he was invited to participate in the Senior Bowl. In the game he caught one pass for nine yards. Since the Bengals already have Tyler Eifert and Tyler Kroft, Uzomah will likely need to make the roster as a third tight end or will land on the practice squad.