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Tyler Eifert | Tight End

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 250
College: Notre Dame
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Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is inactive for Sunday night's third preseason game.
Eifert played in Cincy's preseason opener, but hasn't played since. The Bengals have all along insisted the shoulder is no longer a problem, which is becoming increasingly difficult to believe. The Bengals' starters will likely play two-plus quarters Sunday night. Eifert will not be among them. Aug 24 - 6:37 PM

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Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is inactive for Saturday night's preseason game.

Eifert's shoulder injury is no longer an issue, but the Bengals don't want to risk him suffering a setback. QB Jason Campbell (elbow) has also been ruled out. Campbell could return to practice next week.
Aug 16 - 5:45 PM

Second-year TE Tyler Eifert is a candidate for more slot work with Marvin Jones (foot) sidelined.

Jones isn't expected back until Week 5 at the earliest. The Bengals will shove limited Mohamed Sanu into the No. 2 receiver role, but we're more interested in seeing expanded opportunities for Eifert. His shoulder is healed and he's reportedly flashing improved route-running at camp. Beat man Paul Dehner projects 700 yards and 5-7 TDs for Eifert as part of a second-year breakout.
Aug 13 - 10:17 AM

Tyler Eifert (shoulder) is "fully healed."

That was the expectation all along. For now, Eifert will have first-team reps all to himself as Jermaine Gresham nurses a back injury on the PUP list. Eifert has the talent to take a sophomore leap, but the presence of Gresham and OC Hue Jackson's run-heavy system are conspiring to put a lid on his fantasy upside. He can't be trusted as a TE1. Gresham will be a free agent in 2015.
Jul 25 - 12:01 AM

Tyler Eifert is expected to be 100 percent for camp after missing OTAs with a bruised shoulder.

It's believed Eifert "dinged" the shoulder on the first day of spring practices, and missed the rest as a precaution. A neck injury limited Eifert in the Bengals' playoff loss, but this injury isn't said to be related. While Eifert will be a major part of Cincinnati's 2014 offense, a sophomore fantasy leap could be difficult to come by as new OC Hue Jackson intends to scale back the team's pass attempts.
Jul 16 - 8:50 PM

According to, new Bengals OC Hue Jackson is "from all indications, committed to two tight ends."

In other words, he wants to play "12" football to support his voluminous rushing attack. Beat writer Geoff Hobson believes Eifert's stats will rise in 2013, although Jermaine Gresham will stay very involved, because the Bengals consider him "an underrated and effective blocker." Two tight ends make sense after Cincinnati lost Andrew Hawkins in restricted free agency. The two wideouts, obviously, will be A.J. Green and Marvin Jones.
Jun 19 - 9:13 PM

Tyler Eifert is sitting out OTAs with a shoulder injury, and it's "unclear" when he'll return.

"It's more of a feel thing," Eifert said Tuesday. "It's not a serious injury." Be that as it may, it appears Eifert could miss this month's mandatory minicamp. The missed reps aren't a terribly huge concern as long as Eifert is ready to rock for training camp. Still splitting time with Jermaine Gresham, Eifert is unlikely to approach TE1 value this season.
Jun 3 - 6:49 PM

Tyler Eifert was held catch-less in the Bengals' Wild Card round loss to the Chargers.

If he played a single snap, we didn't see it. Eifert came in listed as questionable with a shoulder injury, so perhaps he was active for the game only in case of an emergency. The 21st overall pick in last April's draft, Eifert's rookie-year production was limited by a timeshare with Jermaine Gresham. Unless the Bengals part with Gresham this offseason -- and he is under contract -- Eifert won't flirt with TE1 value in 2014 re-draft leagues.
Jan 5 - 4:39 PM

Tyler Eifert and Jermaine Gresham are both active for Sunday's Wild Card round matchup with the Chargers.

The Bengals' biggest inactive is LCB Terence Newman, who was listed as doubtful with a knee injury. The rest of Cincinnati's Week 18 inactives are RB Rex Burkhead, TE Kevin Brock, WR Ryan Whalen, DT Ogemdi Nwagbuo, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, and T Tanner Hawkinson. Dre Kirkpatrick will replace Newman.
Jan 5 - 11:33 AM

Tyler Eifert (shoulder) is expected to play Sunday against the Chargers.

Both Eifert and Jermaine Gresham (hamstring) are listed as questionable but took part fully in practice Friday. The two will cancel each other out offensively, as they did during the season.
Jan 5 - 10:41 AM

Tyler Eifert (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's Week 18 game against the Chargers.

Eifert did practice fully on Friday, which suggests he's likely to be active for the Wild Card round. Jermaine Gresham is also expected to play.
Jan 3 - 2:56 PM

Tyler Eifert (shoulder) resumed practicing Thursday.

He was officially limited. Eifert has been sidelined since sustaining a shoulder stinger during Week 16. His return to practice suggests the rookie will be ready for his usual role complementing Jermaine Gresham. Eifert posted 39 catches for 445 yards with two touchdowns on the year.
Jan 2 - 11:50 AM

Tyler Eifert (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.

Eifert hasn't practiced since Week 16 due to his shoulder injury and remains day to day. Jermaine Gresham (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday and is on track to play in Sunday's Wild Card game against San Diego.
Jan 1 - 1:54 PM

Tyler Eifert (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Week 17.

Expect Eifert to return for the first round of the playoffs.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 02:03:00 PM

Tyler Eifert (shoulder) is not practicing Thursday.

Eifert was knocked out of the Week 16 win over Minnesota with a stinger and hasn't practiced since. He's questionable for Week 17 along with fellow tight end Jermaine Gresham (abdomen).
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 12:10:00 PM

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TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Tyler Eifert
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