3 cap casualties who make too much sense to add to Rams roster

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Option II: Add a former foe to the roster?

The LA Rams will certainly be shopping for a tight end this off-season, and with the health and durability of both starting TE Tyler Higbee and TE Hunter Long, it makes sense for the team to target a starting tight end who can show up and step up into a starting tight end role for as long as the team may need him to do so.

C.J. Uzomah is a 6-foot-5 271-pound tight end who can be incredibly effective when used correctly in an NFL offense. And lo and behold, he used to play for the team's current offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur in 2022 when both were members of the New York Jets Football team.

Rookies are not exactly plentiful in the 2024 NFL Draft class, so the team may need to consider all other options. Unlike the top tight end free agents like New England Patriots' Hunter Henry or Atlanta Falcons' Jonnu Smith, Uzomah can be added to a varying role that allows him to compete for a starting spot, but can be morphed into a 12-personnel sub package if and when starting TE Tyler Higbee is healthy enough to play once more.

C.J. Uzomah is one of the best blocking tight ends in the NFL right now, an attribute that is a must-have in the LA Rams offensive scheme. Now, here is where it gets fun. He is gifted at gaining yards after the catch. If you know how the Rams operate, players who excel at YAC often find themselves pursued by or signing with the Rams.

But the Rams are almost certainly viewing Uzomah and his 6-foot-5 stature and salivating over what that might give the offense in terms of red zone efficiency. While that did not translate into automatic scores for the Jets, the Rams are better equipped personnel and coaching-wise to manufacture mismatches to optimize Uzomah's advantages.

C.J. Uzomah could revitalize the Rams interest in incorporating tight ends into this offense. I love this option, but we have one more to consider . . .