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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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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. Oct 12 - 3:20 PM

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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.
Oct 11 - 8:27 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.
Oct 11 - 4:30 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.
Oct 8 - 11:59 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.
Oct 6 - 12:20 PM

Tyler Eifert (back) didn't practice Thursday.

The injury-ravaged tight end will miss another game in Week 5.
Oct 5 - 2:28 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.
Oct 4 - 1:13 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.
Sep 29 - 12:34 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.
Sep 25 - 5:57 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.
Sep 25 - 3:28 PM

Bengals declared TE Tyler Eifert, WR John Ross, WR Josh Malone, S Derron Smith, OL Christian Westerman, OL Trey Hopkins, and CB KeiVarae Russell inactive for Week 3 against the Packers.

No surprises here. Ross and Eifert are again injured.
Sep 24 - 3:04 PM

Tyler Eifert (back, knee) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Packers.

No surprise. It'll be C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Kroft at tight end for the Bengals. Eifert's lack of production and injury history is making him a hard player to keep in redraft leagues. He's by no means a must-hold at this point.
Sep 22 - 12:14 PM

Tyler Eifert (back, knee) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

John Ross (knee) also remained out. Neither is expected to play Sunday against the Packers. Tyler Kroft and C.J. Uzomah will fill in for Eifert at tight end.
Sep 22 - 11:33 AM

ESPN Bengals reporter Katherine Terrell expects Tyler Eifert (back, knee) to miss Week 3 against the Packers.

Eifert didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday and wasn't even seen on the rehab field. The Bengals will make an official ruling on his status after Friday's walkthrough, though Eifert's absence already seems like a foregone conclusion. Expect Tyler Kroft to start in his place.
Sep 21 - 2:48 PM

Tyler Eifert (knee, back) did not practice Thursday.

After also missing Wednesday's session, it seems unlikely Eifert is ready to go this week. Luckily, there are several streaming options available at tight end including Jared Cook and Ben Watson.
Sep 21 - 11:37 AM

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