36. C.J. Uzomah, TE, Cincinnati
CJ Uzomah suffered an injury in the first quarter of the AFC Championship game. The veteran TE was ruled out for the game, but seems to have avoided a major scare. The Bengals diagnosed Uzomah with a sprained MCL and his status for the Super Bowl is up in the air. Cincinnati would love to have its starting TE back for the biggest game of the year. Up until the injury, Uzomah was enjoying an exceptional postseason run, having caught 13-of-14 targets for 135 yards and a touchdown through the team’s first two playoff games.
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35. Tyler Higbee, TE, Los Angeles
The Rams have some uncertainty as well at the TE spot. Coincidentally, Rams TE Tyler Higbee was also forced out of the Championship game with an injury. Higbee suffered a knee injury in the second quarter of the matchup versus the Niners, and was ruled out shortly after. Much like Uzomah, Higbee avoided a major scare, but his availability for the Super Bowl remains unclear. The Rams’ third-leading receiver in the regular season, Higbee provides a reliable target for Matthew Stafford over the middle of the field. His status will be something to monitor over the next two weeks.
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