Ranking the 5 Bengals tight ends currently on the roster

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Many Cincinnati Bengals fans were surprised when they heard that fan-favorite tight-end C.J. Uzomah had made a deal with the New York Jets. Uzomah signed a deal worth $24 million over three years, causing some loyal Uzomah fans to realize that this game is still a business.

With Uzomah gone, this left a question mark on who would step up and replace him. The Bengals chose not to select a tight end in the draft and go with a player on their current roster.

They have five experienced tight-ends heading into this training camp. Let’s rank them all!

All stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference

5. Thaddeus Moss (LSU)

I watched the connection between quarterback Joe Burrow and tight end Thaddeus Moss while at LSU; Bengal fans like me were hoping to pick up the undrafted free agent right out of college. However, Moss decided to sign with Washington and spent the entire 2020 season on the injured reserve list.

Cincinnati claimed Moss in 2021 after being released by Washington. Once again, Bengal fans were excited about the possibility of Burrow connecting with his former tight end and putting up the same stats from their college days.

Plagued with injuries and a solid tight end room, Moss remained on the practice squad for nearly the entire 2021 campaign.

Could this be the training camp that kickstarts Thaddeus Moss’ career? If he can stay healthy, we could see him and Burrow reuniting as Burrow had with his other LSU teammate Ja’Marr Chase. Moss certainly has the opportunity to show his skills in this training camp.