C.J. Uzomah's reported addition probably ends another Eagles TE's tenure

C.J. Uzomah is reportedly joining the Eagles, but that may also spell trouble for a former sixth-rounder.
C.J. Uzomah, Philadelphia Eagles
C.J. Uzomah, Philadelphia Eagles / Michael Owens/GettyImages

Following a brief cool-down period, one that came on the heels of a buzz that can only be birthed from a free-agency frenzy that brought the likes of Saquon Barkley, Devin White, and Bryce Huff to the Philadelphia Eagles, Howie Roseman has risen from the ashes like a phoenix. Okay, maybe that was a tad dramatic. Let's walk that back a little. Philly has added a tight end, and we like the signing.

How's that?

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Eagles are reportedly adding another tight end to the nest. C.J. Uzomah is coming to town. It appears he'll have to die his hair color a darker shade of green.

Until then, his arrival will spell good news for the Birds, even though it also doubles as bad news potentially for a former sixth-rounder.

C.J. Uzomah's acquisition may mean the Eagles are turning the page on Grant Calcaterra.

The life of a former sixth-rounder is normally tough, unless you're Jason Kelce. In most cases however, it has to feel like you're barely on the roster.

First and second-rounders are asked to be immediate contributors in most cases. Second-day draftees sometimes go either way. Once teams reach the third day of any selection meeting, they're looking for bonus additions.

Philly thought Grant Calcataterra could be that 'draft-day steal'. He had unretired after a history of head injuries forced him to leave the game he loved and finished his collegiate career with a nice showing at SMU.

The Birds selected him 198th overall during the 2022 NFL Draft. It made sense. He was a former teammate of Jalen Hurts' at Oklahoma. He was a low-risk, high-reward signing potentially, but here we are, two years after his addition. He was seemingly entering another season in danger of being left off the roster.

That theory seems solid. The Eagles and most NFL teams often carry three tight ends on the 53-man roster. Dallas Goedert isn't going anywhere, and earlier this offseason, Albert Okwuegbunam signed a one-year extension.

Ozumah's add probably means, though Calcaterra is probably ahead of Noah Togiai and E.J. Jenkins on the preseason depth chart, he's behind Goedert, Albert O., and Uzomah. That means, to make long stories short, all roads probably lead to the best-case scenario being Calcaterra occupying a spot on the practice squad.