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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
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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

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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.
Source: bengals.com
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.
Source: bengals.com
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 03:09:00 PM

Tyler Eifert has been cleared from his concussion and said he'll play Week 17 against the Ravens.

It's unclear how much Eifert will play, as the Bengals could just get him tuned up for the playoffs. He should be 100 percent for the Wild Card round.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 02:52:00 PM

Tyler Eifert (concussion) participated in Wednesday's light practice.

The Bengals just played on Monday night and held a light walkthrough Wednesday. Eifert was on the field catching passes, suggesting he's moving along in his recovery. It's unclear if he'll play Week 17, but Eifert should be good to go once the playoffs start if the Bengals have to play the Wild Card round.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 01:30:00 PM

Bengals declared TE Tyler Eifert, QB Andy Dalton, SS George Iloka, OT Eric Winston, DT Marcus Hardison, and DE Will Clarke inactive for Monday night's Week 16 game against the Broncos.

Eifert has a concussion. Dalton fractured his thumb in Week 14 and had surgery. And Iloka is out with a groin issue. All three are important starters.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 07:08:00 PM

Tyler Eifert (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 16.

He was never expected to play. Eifert remains in the concussion protocol and could be held out the rest of the season. Tyler Kroft will continue to start, with Ryan Hewitt and C.J. Uzomah splitting time in two tight end sets.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 02:05:00 PM

Tyler Eifert (concussion) remained sidelined at practice Saturday.

Eifert is not playing this week, but he has resumed working out off to the side at practice. That work indicates he is progressing through the concussion protocol. It is still possible Eifert will sit out the rest of the regular season. Tyler Kroft will continue to start in his place.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 12:25:00 PM

Tyler Eifert (concussion) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

The Bengals didn't actually practice on Christmas but they did release an injury report. Eifert is still in the league's concussion protocol. He's not going to play Monday night against Denver. Tyler Kroft will draw another start at tight end. The rookie has only been targeted nine times this year and won't be a fantasy option for finals week.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 10:11:00 AM

Tyler Eifert (concussion) is working off the side of Thursday's practice.

Eifert is still in the concussion protocol, but he appears to be making progress. Eifert remains unlikely to play this week, but it is possible he sees some practice time prior to Week 17. Tyler Kroft will continue to start at tight end while Eifert is sidelined.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 11:50:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andy Dalton
2A.J. McCarron
3Keith Wenning
RB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3Rex Burkhead
4Cedric Peerman
5Bronson Hill
GLB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2Mario Alford
3Brandon Tate
4Jake Kumerow
5Alex Erickson
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Tyler Boyd
3James Wright
4Cody Core
5Michael Bennett
WR31Tyler Boyd
TE1Tyler Eifert
2Tyler Kroft
3C.J. Uzomah
4Matt Lengel
5John Peters
LT1Andrew Whitworth
2Jake Fisher
LG1Clint Boling
2Trey Hopkins
C1Russell Bodine
2T.J. Johnson
RG1Kevin Zeitler
2Christian Westerman
RT1Cedric Ogbuehi
2Eric Winston
3Darryl Baldwin
K1Mike Nugent
2Zach Hocker