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Tyler Eifert | Tight End | #85

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 250
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (21) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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A league source told the Cincinnati Enquirer that Tyler Eifert's ankle rehab is "on schedule and progressing as planned."
What this means exactly for Eifert's return isn't clear, but it's better than hearing Eifert's recovery is behind schedule or not progressing as planned. The Cincy Enquirer says that "at the time of" Eifert's surgery on May 27 "the plan was for him to be ready for the Sept. 11 regular season opener in New York." Multiple reports since have stated Eifert is unlikely to be ready for Week 1. The Bengals may not know for sure until late August. Jul 24 - 2:42 PM

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In a Q&A on, director of personnel Duke Tobin indicated Tyler Eifert (ankle surgery) is likely to miss regular season games.

ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey recently said he doesn't expect Eifert to be ready for Week 1, and ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Eifert could miss "the first couple games of the season" shortly after he underwent surgery. Tobin made the admission when asked about Cincinnati's makeshift receiver corps behind A.J. Green. "It’s a position group that’s in flux, and it’s a position group that’s going to have to step up – particularly with Eifert out early in the year," Tobin said. Eifert's Average Draft Position has fallen nearly four rounds since his surgery. It doesn't sound like owners should plan on having him available for the start of the season.
Jul 10 - 5:24 PM

ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey does not expect Tyler Eifert (ankle surgery) to be ready for Week 1.

It's just one reporter's opinion, but certainly in line with the 3-4 month timeline Eifert received after going under the knife last month. Eifert has also never been known as a quick healer. A touchdown-scoring force who's had trouble staying healthy, Eifert is shaping up as a major risk/reward TE1.
Jun 16 - 10:17 PM

Former NFL head team physician David Chao reports Tyler Eifert's ankle surgery requires 3-4 months recovery.

Chao works for Sirius XM NFL Radio and was an NFL head team physician for 17 years. He knows what he's talking about. Eifert is undergoing surgery on Wednesday to repair a "loose ligament" in his ankle, and according to Chao, Eifert is "in jeopardy" for the start of the season. Eifert's recovery is going to have to go as smoothly as possible for him not to miss regular-season action.
May 25 - 9:58 AM

A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Tyler Eifert "could miss the first couple of games of the season" following Wednesday's ankle surgery.

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Eifert is undergoing surgery to "repair a loose ligament on the side of his foot," and the "worst-case scenario" is Eifert "to be out the first few games" of the season. Eifert initially injured his ankle in the Pro Bowl, and it's been giving him fits ever since. It may be around midseason before Eifert truly makes an impact since he'll miss the entire offseason.
May 25 - 8:35 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Tyler Eifert (ankle surgery) is "in jeopardy" for Week 1.

Eifert would basically have to have no snags in his rehab to be ready, and "no snags" has never been Eifert's health M.O. Eifert will undoubtedly miss the entire preseason, and likely spend the majority of camp on the active/PUP list. Barring a major setback, he should be able to avoid reserve/PUP, which would cost him six games.
May 24 - 2:03 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Jim Owczarski reports Tyler Eifert is expected to miss three months following a "minimal procedure" on his ankle.

Eifert originally suffered the injury at the Pro Bowl. It was thought at the time he was just dealing with a sprain, but he is still having problems nearly four months removed from the initial injury. The three-month timetable means he will almost certainly miss the entire preseason, and it is not a given he will be ready for Week 1. Already set to see a monster target share before this news, A.J. Green could set a career-high in targets.
May 24 - 1:07 PM

The Bengals "have made it clear" they plan to extend TE Tyler Eifert.

Eifert is under contract for $7.4 million the next two seasons after having his fifth-year option picked up. He’ll play out 2016 at his $2.6M salary before likely getting a new deal. The Bengals want Eifert to prove he can stay healthy after missing 19 games the last three seasons.
Apr 16 - 6:12 PM

Bengals exercised the fifth-year option of TE Tyler Eifert.

Eifert, the 21st pick in the 2013 draft, is now under contract through 2017. Coming off a 13-touchdown breakout season, Eifert is locked in as one of the premier tight ends in the league. As long as he can stay healthy, which has proved to be a challenge, Eifert should score double-digit touchdowns in 2016, especially with Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu out of the picture.
Apr 13 - 2:59 PM

Tyler Eifert has been diagnosed with "just a sprained ankle."

Eifert is expected to be 100 percent well ahead of the Bengals' offseason program. Eifert has proven to be quite injury prone, but will be a top-five TE1 in 2016.
Feb 2 - 4:31 PM

Tyler Eifert suffered a foot injury in Sunday night's Pro Bowl game.

Initial tests on Eifert's foot came back negative for anything substantial, but he left Aloha Stadium in a protective walking boot. He'll meet with the Bengals' foot specialist when he returns to Cincinnati this week. "I jammed my heel, I'll be good," promised Eifert. Coming off a breakout, 13-touchdown campaign, the injury is a reminder of Eifert's fragility. The 25-year-old tight end has missed 19 games through three NFL seasons, including Weeks 13, 15, and 16 this past season with a neck stinger and a concussion.
Feb 1 - 12:24 AM

Tyler Eifert caught 5-of-9 targets for 58 yards in the Bengals' Wild Card loss to the Steelers.

Eifert looked to be on his way to a big game after gaining 33 yards on four targets in the first half, but he faded with the offense stuck in neutral in the second and third quarters. The talented tight end did have a shot at a big play in the fourth quarter, but he could not come up with the grab. He made up for the miscue with a diving catch on third down two plays later. Eifert is due some touchdown regression after scoring 13 times in 13 games, but he should remain one of the preeminent red-zone threats and a top-three tight end next season.
Jan 10 - 1:35 AM

Tyler Eifert caught 4-of-4 targets for 51 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 17 win over the Ravens.

Returning from a two-week absence due to a concussion, Eifert got the start and avoided setbacks. He got the Bengals on the scoreboard with a 22-yard touchdown in the second quarter, running right down the left seam and into the end zone. Knocking off the rust, Eifert is ready to go for Wild Card weekend against the Steelers. At the end of the regular season, Eifert has posted a 52-615-13 receiving line and led all tight ends in touchdown catches.
Jan 3 - 11:40 PM

Tyler Eifert (concussion) is listed as probable for Week 17.

He'll be in the starting lineup against Baltimore. Cincinnati still has a chance to steal back the AFC's No. 2 seed from Denver should the Bengals beat the Ravens and the Broncos lose to San Diego. We'd expect Eifert to play a full complement of snaps. Eifert has missed three of the Bengals' last four games.
Jan 1 - 2:13 PM

Tyler Eifert (concussion) took part in a "full-scale workout" on Thursday.

It's further confirmation Eifert will return from his two-game absence against the Ravens. Eifert figures to be on a snap count as the Bengals get ready for the postseason, but could be a nice contrarian play in DFS leagues.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 03:09:00 PM

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