3. C.J. Uzomah
Unlike the other two players on this list, C.J. Uzomah is not a free agent this offseason. However, Uzomah is a potential cap casualty for the Jets, who are just over $4 million below the salary cap heading into the offseason.
While the Jets are in the positive the team does need more space if it is going to make any additions. Even if the Jets don't have free agency plans, the team needs to free up space to pay the incoming draft class in 2024.
Uzomah has not been what the Jets were hoping for at the tight end position and with Tyler Conklin being a reliable option, it makes sense for the Jets to cut ties. By cutting Uzomah, the Jets can free up just over $5 million in cap space.
Those looking at Uzomah's receiving stats over the last few seasons will not see the appeal in the Chargers bringing him in on a cheap deal. Those stats don't tell the entire story about Uzomah, who is one of the best blocking tight ends in the entire sport.
With or without Brock Bowers, the Chargers could absolutely use a good blocking tight end as Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman look to rebuild this offense. The Chargers had one of the worst blocking tight end rooms in the sport last season and Uzomah would be a huge boost.
If the Chargers draft Bowers suddenly they would have an excellent TE1 target to throw to who could also block. Next to him, they would have an experienced veteran who is among the best in his position at blocking.
Chargers fans should be rooting for Uzomah to be a cap casualty as it would give the Bolts exactly what the team needs as a relatively cheap price.