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Tyler Eifert | Tight End | #85

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 255
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (21) / CIN
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Tyler Eifert (back) said he's 100 percent healthy.
He said he's been that way for a "couple months" and is cleared for the start of training camp. Eifert had back surgery in December. Details of the operation aren't known, but his recovery went extremely smooth. Eifert simply needs to stay healthy. When on the field, Eifert is a touchdown-scoring machine. He has found pay dirt 18 times in 21 games over the past two seasons and is a legit TE1. Jul 28 - 11:25 AM

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Cincinnati Enquirer's Jim Owczarski reports "all indications" are Tyler Eifert (back surgery) will be ready for camp.

Eifert waffled on his availability for camp during the spring and did not participate in the offseason program, so it seems unlikely he is a full-go on the first day of camp. Still, his recovery this offseason appears to be going much better than it did last year, and it will be a surprise if he is not participating fully early in camp. Health will always be a concern, but Eifert has scored 18 touchdowns in just 21 games the last two seasons. That upside makes him a clear TE1.
Jul 24 - 9:17 AM

Tyler Eifert (back surgery) said he is not sure if he will be ready for training camp.

"I'll have to see how I'm feeling and go from there," Eifert said. "I've still lost a lot of strength with the nerve issues and all of that stuff. ... Once I get my strength back I'll be fine." It is a departure from his comments just one week ago when Eifert said he will "be ready to go by the time it’s go time." Considering how long it took Eifert to recover from an ankle injury last offseason, his health cannot be taken for granted.
Source: ESPN
Apr 17 - 9:30 PM

Tyler Eifert (back surgery) said he is "close" to full health.

"My back feels great," Eifert said. "I’ll be ready and healthy and strong and be ready to go by the time it’s go time." Eifert is not sure he will be fully cleared for OTAs, but he does not seem concerned at all about training camp. That said, he struggled to return from an ankle injury last offseason and has played in 22 games total the last three seasons. Health will continue to be a concern, but his touchdown upside makes him a strong risk-reward TE1.
Source: bengals.com
Apr 10 - 10:00 PM

Tyler Eifert (back surgery) expects to be ready for training camp.

Eifert underwent back surgery last Tuesday. He said he could return sometime during the offseason program, but he said he will no doubt be ready for training camp. Either way, this will be another offseason of rehab for the tight end, who was sidelined by ankle issues last spring. Eifert has played 22 of a possible 48 regular season games the last three seasons.
Jan 2 - 11:39 AM

Tyler Eifert (injured reserve) underwent back surgery Tuesday.

Eifert's long return from offseason ankle surgery was delayed even further by back issues. The injury reportedly lingered all season, and he ended up missing the final two weeks because of the troublesome back. Eifert is expected to be ready for 2017, but it is concerning he is facing yet another offseason recovery. Eifert is set to earn $4.782 million in the final year of his rookie deal in 2017.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 08:52:00 AM

Bengals placed TE Tyler Eifert on injured reserve with a back injury, ending his season.

All it really means is that Eifert is out for Week 17, but it officially ends yet another injury-marred campaign. Limited by back and ankle issues, Eifert finishes 2016 with 29 catches across eight appearances. Eifert has played 22 of a possible 48 games over the past three seasons. The 2013 first-rounder is under contract for 2017, but might not be an extension candidate considering how shaky his durability has been. When healthy, Eifert is one of the top touchdown scorers in the league.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 02:17:00 PM

Tyler Eifert (back) is expected to miss the final two games.

Eifert has already been ruled out for Week 16. The Bengals plan to shut both him and A.J. Green (hamstring) down for the season. With Tyler Kroft also sidelined, C.J. Uzomah should close out the year in an every-down role.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 09:56:00 AM

Tyler Eifert (back) has been ruled out for Week 16 against the Texans.

This is Eifert's second bout with a back issue this season. With Tyler Kroft (knee, ankle) also banged up, C.J. Uzomah figures to benefit most at tight end. The Texans have played top-end defense against tight ends this year.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 12:59:00 PM

Tyler Eifert (back) remained sidelined on Thursday.

Eifert's status is clear as mud ahead of Saturday night's game against the Texans. Considering his injury history, fantasy owners should be preparing to be without Eifert for finals week. Hopefully his availability is clear by Saturday morning.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 01:31:00 PM

Tyler Eifert (back) did not practice Wednesday.

Eifert battled a back issue earlier in the season, which delayed his return from offseason ankle surgery. We'll keep an eye on him into Thursday and Friday. Eifert's targets have been all over the place in recent weeks, but he's still dominating in the red zone with four touchdowns over the past four weeks.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 02:59:00 PM

Tyler Eifert caught 1-of-3 targets for nine yards Week 15 against the Steelers.

Eifert failed to haul in either of his two first-half targets including a tough end-zone chance which bounced off his left hand. He got his first catch on the initial drive of the third quarter, but that was it as the Bengals were shut down in the second half. It was a disappointing performance against an exploitable defense and Eifert's first game without a touchdown since Week 11. Even with A.J. Green expected back Saturday and a tough Texans defense on deck, Eifert will be a top-five option next week.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 05:16:00 PM

Tyler Eifert secured five-of-six targets for 48 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in the Bengals' Week 14 win over the Browns.

Eifert got off to a hot start with five catches for 48 yards in the first half, but was shut out after halftime as the Bengals leaned heavily on Jeremy Hill in the second half. Eifert capped the Bengals’ opening drive by reeling in a 14-yard pass off play-action from Andy Dalton. He added to his haul by beating Tramon Williams for a five-yard score late in the second quarter. Eifert has now scored a touchdown in three straight games while emerging as Dalton’s go-to target with A.J. Green sidelined. Eifert will be an elite TE1 next time out against Pittsburgh.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 04:57:00 PM

Tyler Eifert caught 2-of-2 targets for 25 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 13 win over the Eagles.

Eifert didn't see much target action, but he made the one in the end zone count with a 13-yard touchdown on a lofted ball from Andy Dalton. Eifert will be a rock-solid, elite TE1 play next week at the Browns.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 04:58:00 PM

Tyler Eifert caught 5-of-11 targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' Week 12 loss to the Ravens.

As it should be, Eifert led the Bengals in targets in their first game post-A.J. Green and scored Cincinnati's lone offensive touchdown from three yards out. It was an especially promising box-score performance because the Ravens have shut down tight ends all year. Someone named Seth DeValve is the only other tight end to score a touchdown against Baltimore this season. The same is true of the Bengals' Week 13 opponent, Philadelphia. Eifert will still be an upside TE1 play in that game.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 05:24:00 PM