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Tyler Eifert | Tight End | #85

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 255
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (21) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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The Bengals are unlikely to re-sign free agent Tyler Eifert.
The Cincinnati Enquirer believes the Bengals would only want Eifert back on an incentive-based one-year contract. Eifert is recovering from multiple surgeries, but he's only 27 and was a Pro Bowler as recently as 2015. He could get a better than expected deal this offseason if he proves he's healthy. Feb 21 - 5:20 PM

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The Cincinnati Enquirer puts the chances the Bengals re-sign impending free agent Tyler Eifert at "10 percent."

Eifert has said all options are on the table, admitting his lengthy injury history will likely cloud some things. He's recovering from a second back surgery in two years and also needed a recent knee scope. Eifert has missed 41-of-80 games in five seasons but was dominant in 2015 when healthy, proving to be a huge red-zone weapon. He's still just 27, but the body is breaking down. Eifert's free-agent case will be interesting to follow. He may have to take a one-year deal.
Jan 19 - 11:22 AM

The Bengals haven't ruled out re-signing free agent TE Tyler Eifert.

Eifert had multiple back surgeries and appeared in just two games last season. The Bengals got a third-year leap from Tyler Kroft in his absence but run a lot of dual tight end sets. Eifert's best chance at reestablishing his value may be returning to the Bengals on a prove-it deal.
Jan 3 - 7:52 PM

Tyler Eifert (back, injured reserve) recently underwent surgery to remove a cyst on his knee.

Eifert is on injured reserve because of a lingering back injury which required a third surgery October, but he also was dealing with a knee issue earlier this year. The tight end will hope the procedures fix both issues, but this is yet another injury question mark as Eifert heads into free agency this spring. Despite his proven ability to score touchdowns, he will likely have to settle for a prove-it deal.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 12:49:00 PM

Tyler Eifert doesn't feel his career is in jeopardy following his third back surgery.

"No, I'm not," said Eifert when asked if he was concerned about his long-term future in the NFL. "Doc said I'll be recovered to 100 percent, so I was happy to hear that." Eifert has flashed huge potential when healthy—he led all tight ends with 13 touchdowns in 2015—but injuries have limited him to just 10 games over the last two years. Headed for free agency, Eifert may have to settle for a bargain contract on the open market.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 02:01:00 PM

Bengals placed TE Tyler Eifert on injured reserve with a back injury.

Eifert has opted for season-ending surgery to repair his injured back. The surgery comes with a 4-6 month recovery. An impending free agent, the injury-prone Eifert may have to settle for a reduced price on the open market this offseason.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 03:20:00 PM

Tyler Eifert requires surgery on his back and is done for the season.

Back surgery is nothing new for Eifert, who underwent his first back surgery last December. Eifert is a supreme talent, but he simply hasn't had positive injury fortune as a pro. It's a devastating end to the 27-year-old's contract season. Tyler Kroft will be the Bengals' starter the rest of the way.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 08:27:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Tyler Eifert could undergo season-ending back surgery.

A decision on the matter will likely come on Thursday. It would be Eifert's third back surgery. Eifert has missed the last three weeks and hasn't looked close to returning. His back issues could potentially put his career in jeopardy. In a contract year, Eifert is likely going to struggle for 2018 free agent interest.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 04:30:00 PM

Bengals declared TE Tyler Eifert (back) out for Week 5 against Buffalo.

Eifert hasn't practiced since Week 2 and was an early rule out. Also inactive for the Bengals are WR John Ross, HB Ryan Hewitt, WR Josh Malone, OL Alex Redmond, OL Christian Westerman, and S Derron Smith.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 11:59:00 AM

Tyler Eifert (back) is out for Week 5 against the Bills.

Tyler Kroft will make another start in his place but is only a TE2.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 12:20:00 PM

Tyler Eifert (back) didn't practice Thursday.

The injury-ravaged tight end will miss another game in Week 5.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 02:28:00 PM

Tyler Eifert (back) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

At this point, it would be more of a story if Eifert did practice. He remains week to week. Tyler Kroft just blew up for two touchdowns in a spot start for Eifert against the Browns He'd be a TE2 this week against the Bills.
Wed, Oct 4, 2017 01:13:00 PM

Tyler Eifert (back) is out for Week 4 against the Browns.

As is John Ross (knee). Both players are hurt more than they're healthy. Tyler Kroft will start in Eifert's place but isn't a fantasy option Sunday.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 12:34:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Tyler Eifert will miss "multiple weeks" with a back injury.

The good news is he does not need surgery. The bad news is Eifert's back is acting up again after an injury cost him Weeks 16-17 last season, then he underwent surgery after the year. Tyler Kroft will take over as the Bengals' starting tight end. Eifert looks droppable in 12-team fantasy leagues.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 05:57:00 PM

Tyler Eifert (back, knee) is uncertain when he will return.

Eifert isn't looking likely to be on the field in Week 4. Eifert's upside is tantalizing, but the downside is too prevalent. He's not a must hold in 10-12 team leagues if you're hurting for a roster spot.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 03:28:00 PM