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C.J. Uzomah out for season with torn Achilles

Uzomah was one of Joe Burrow’s top targets before going down.

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The Cincinnati Bengals are off to an 0-2 start after their 35-30 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night, and they have more bad news piling up.

C.J. Uzomah was putting together a breakout game for the Bengals with four receptions for 42-yards and a TD while averaging 10.5-yards a catch before going down with an injury in the game.

Uzomah had to be carted off the field with what looked like a lower leg injury, but Zac Taylor reported Friday morning that it is a torn Achilles for Uzomah, and he will be out for the rest of the season.

This is a big blow to this Cincinnati offense, as he was turning into a legit weapon for Burrow ,and that chemistry was only going to grow stronger.

Now it looks like Drew Sample will take over as the top tight end and he is coming off a very good performance as well where he hauled in seven receptions for 45 yards, including a very impressive one-handed snag.

Unfortunately, the Bengals have lost Uzomah for the season, but now it is time for Sample to step up for this offense in both the passing game and running game as a blocker.