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Tyler Eifert | Tight End | #85

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 255
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (21) / CIN
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Tyler Eifert (ankle) is inactive for Week 4 vs. the Dolphins.
Tyler Kroft and C.J. Uzomah will once again split snaps. Eifert is expected to return for Week 5. Sep 29 - 7:08 PM

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Tyler Eifert (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Week 4 against the Dolphins.

He's aiming for a Week 5 return. C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Kroft will split snaps.
Sep 28 - 3:43 PM

Tyler Eifert (ankle) remained "limited" in Tuesday's practice.

ESPN's Bob Holtzman has reported Eifert will not play on Thursday. The limited practices make him a good bet to make his 2016 debut in Week 5.
Sep 27 - 3:10 PM

ESPN's Bob Holtzman reports Tyler Eifert (ankle) is expected to miss Week 4 against the Dolphins.

Eifert has hinted at a return this week but with Cincinnati playing on Thursday night, time is not on his side. He hasn't gone through a full practice yet and has yet to make an appearance in 11-on-11 drills. The Bengals are still calling him a game-time decision, but he's looking closer to doubtful than probable. Even if Eifert played this week, he would have been on a snap count. Look for Eifert to return in Week 5 against Dallas.
Sep 27 - 12:02 PM

Tyler Eifert (ankle) said he is "still working through some things."

Eifert added he is trying to patient and trust the process. The tight end returned to practice last week and coach Marvin Lewis has said he is "close" to returning, but these comments make it seem like he is still a week away. That would make sense with the Bengals playing on Thursday night. Even if Eifert suits up, he is expected to be on a snap count.
Sep 27 - 10:31 AM

Tyler Eifert (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in Monday's practice.

This is a theoretical injury report, not based on an actual practice. The Bengals will hold a practice on Tuesday and another one on Wednesday ahead of Thursday night's game against the Dolphins. Eifert will probably be a game-time decision. He's expected to be on a snap limit if he gets the green light.
Sep 26 - 5:40 PM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis believes Tyler Eifert (ankle) is "close" to returning.

Eifert got in some limited practices last week, suggesting he could indeed be ready for Thursday's game against the Dolphins. Lewis has already said Eifert will probably be on a snap count as he first comes back. Eifert will be a touchdown-dependent, low-end TE1 if he suits up for Thursday Night Football.
Sep 26 - 3:20 PM

Bengals declared TE Tyler Eifert, DT DaShawn Williams, OL Christian Westerman, CB KeiVarae Russell, WR Cody Core, CB Chykie Brown, and QB Jeff Driskel inactive for Week 3 against the Broncos.

The Bengals seem to be hoping Eifert (ankle) returns in Week 4 or 5.
Sep 25 - 11:36 AM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Friday that Tyler Eifert (ankle, doubtful) will be eased back into action once he's ready to play.

Eifert will not play Sunday against the Broncos. Thursday Night Football against the Dolphins in Week 4 is a possibility, though Eifert won't handle a full complement of snaps if he gets the green light. Per Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson, "Lewis did say when Eifert does come back, he won’t play a full game and is going to play a partial amount of snaps." Perhaps Eifert will be limited against Miami, then promoted back to a full-time player in Week 5 at Dallas following the ten-day layoff.
Source: bengals.com
Sep 23 - 1:53 PM

Tyler Eifert (ankle) is doubtful for Week 3 against the Broncos.

The plan was always for Eifert to return between Weeks 4-6 and it looks like the Bengals will stay on script by keeping him out another week. It's unclear if he'll be ready for next Thursday's game against the Dolphins, though Eifert is obviously trending in the right direction. C.J. Uzomah will draw another start Sunday against Denver.
Sep 23 - 1:38 PM

Tyler Eifert (ankle) is practicing again Thursday.

He remained "limited," but it is a great sign he was able to practice two days in a row. It is still unlikely he is active this week, but Week 4 looks like a real possibility.
Sep 22 - 11:44 AM

Tyler Eifert (ankle) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

This is Eifert's first practice since the playoffs last season after he messed up his ankle in the Pro Bowl. It's a good sign to see him back on the field, but Eifert is surely at least another week or two away from playing in games after missing the entire offseason. Still, it's probably a good time to look if he's on waiver wires in fantasy leagues. Eifert should be back at some point in October.
Sep 21 - 11:34 AM

Bengals declared TE Tyler Eifert, QB Jeff Driskel, WR Cody Core, CB Chykie Brown, CB KeiVarae Russell, OL Christian Westerman, and DL DeShawn Williams inactive for Week 2 against the Steelers.

ESPN's Bob Holtzman said Eifert is still "a few weeks" away, but he was on the field running routes before the game. He is expected back sometime between Week 4-6. C.J. Uzomah will start in his place, but Tyler Kroft is expected to have a bigger role this week.
Sep 18 - 11:36 AM

Tyler Eifert (ankle) was on the field running routes before Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Eifert isn't playing this week but he's showing signs of progress. The Bengals expect him to return sometime between Weeks 4-6. C.J. Uzomah has been starting in his place.
Sep 18 - 11:28 AM

ESPN's Bob Holtzman reports it will still "be a few weeks" until Tyler Eifert (ankle) is able to play.

Eifert said Wednesday he is still only running at half speed, which makes the "few weeks" timetable seem awfully optimistic. Even if he was healthy, Eifert would have been a prime regression candidate, and it is reasonable to think he could sit out until Week 6 or later. He is not a must hold in standard-sized redraft leagues. C.J. Uzomah will continue to start and is an interesting streaming option in deeper formats.
Source: ESPN
Sep 15 - 9:22 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andy Dalton
2A.J. McCarron
3Jeff Driskel
RB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3Rex Burkhead
GLB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2Alex Erickson
3Cody Core
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Tyler Boyd
3James Wright
WR31Tyler Boyd
TE1Tyler Eifert
2Tyler Kroft
3C.J. Uzomah
LT1Andrew Whitworth
2Jake Fisher
LG1Clint Boling
C1Russell Bodine
2T.J. Johnson
RG1Kevin Zeitler
2Christian Westerman
RT1Cedric Ogbuehi
2Eric Winston
K1Mike Nugent