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Tyler Eifert | Tight End

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 250
College: Notre Dame
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Bengals placed TE Tyler Eifert on injured reserve/designated for return with a dislocated elbow.
Eifert's elbow popped out of place in the Week 1 opener after he managed to catch three balls for 37 yards. He'll be eligible to return in Week 10 against the Saints. Jermaine Gresham and Alex Smith will handle tight end duties. Eifert wasn't going to be much of a re-draft factor prior to the injury. Gresham still won't. Sep 10 - 11:14 AM

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Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official website guesses Tyler Eifert (elbow) will miss 4-6 weeks, and is a candidate for short-term injured reserve.

If Eifert goes on short-term I.R. this week, he'd be eligible to return in Week 10. The second-year tight end dislocated his elbow in the opener. FOX insider Jay Glazer reported the elbow "popped right back in," and that the Bengals are "hopeful" Eifert will only miss a few weeks. Eifert wasn't a reliable fantasy option to begin with, and Jermaine Gresham won't be one in his absence.
Sep 10 - 10:51 AM

According to FOX's Jay Glazer, the Bengals are "hopeful" TE Tyler Eifert will only miss a few weeks.

Eifert's dislocated elbow reportedly "popped right back in." He'll still have to let the ligaments in there heal some before getting back on the field. It leaves Jermaine Gresham as Cincy's every-down tight end, although he's never been effective in the pass game. This position remains a fantasy black hole.
Sep 7 - 8:00 PM

The Bengals believe Tyler Eifert's right elbow is dislocated.

He'll likely miss an "extended period of time." The loss of Eifert will remove two tight ends as an element of OC Hue Jackson's offense. Jermaine Gresham will take over as Cincinnati's full-time tight end, although Gresham has never been a productive pass catcher. Eifert can be dropped in 12- and 14-team leagues.
Sep 7 - 6:33 PM

Tyler Eifert suffered a potentially serious right elbow injury in the first half of Sunday's opener at Baltimore.

We're guessing Eifert dislocated the elbow, based on screen shots after the play. Eifert was in a ton of pain on the ground, before holding his arm en route to the locker room. We'd be shocked if Eifert returned today. He'll finish with three receptions for 37 yards on three targets.
Sep 7 - 1:34 PM

Tyler Eifert (shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 1.

Eifert has been dealing with his shoulder issue for the majority of camp and missed the final three preseason games for rest purposes. He'll be a low-end TE2 for Sunday's matchup with Baltimore.
Sep 3 - 4:13 PM

Tyler Eifert (shoulder) expects to play in Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Eifert missed the final three preseason games as he rested a shoulder issue that first began to bother him in the spring. Even with Marvin Jones (foot) sidelined, Eifert will be hard to trust as a TE2 in Week 1. He's unlikely to be a major part of the game plan.
Sep 3 - 11:53 AM

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

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

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