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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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The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner Jr. envisions a Tyler Eifert breakout in 2015.
Eifert was pegged for a sophomore breakout last year before his season ended in Week 1 with a dislocated elbow. Now 100 percent healthy, Eifert is flying under the radar a bit, but has as good a chance as any young tight end to make the leap into TE1 territory. The talent is there. He has a chance to finish second on the team in targets behind A.J. Green and be a red-zone factor. Jul 22 - 11:24 AM

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Tyler Eifert has bulked up to 250 pounds.

Eifert dropped down to 235 while injured last year, but is back to his listed weight. With Jermaine Gresham gone, the Bengals are counting on Eifert to stay healthy. Eifert remains on track for the start of training camp.
Source: bengals.com
Jul 11 - 6:21 PM

Tyler Eifert (elbow, shoulder) "caught virtually everything thrown his way" during open practices this spring.

Even though the Bengals held Eifert out of some 11-on-11 work, he's completely over the shoulder surgery and elbow dislocation that torpedoed his 2014 season. He'll be turned loose once training camp opens and will play heavy snaps now that Jermaine Gresham is gone. A talented pass-catcher who went 21st overall in 2013, Eifert has streamer appeal and low-end TE1 upside.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 22 - 10:04 AM

Tyler Eifert (elbow, shoulder) has been a limited participant in OTAs.

Eifert says he's 100 percent, but the Bengals are easing him back in gradually. Expect him to be a full-go for training camp, where he'll play a real role in the Bengals' pass game. Eifert had three catches for 37 yards on eight snaps before dislocating his elbow in the 2014 season opener.
Source: ESPN.com
May 28 - 10:31 AM

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (elbow and shoulder surgeries) confirmed he'll be ready for training camp.

"That's why I'm excited now," Eifert said. "I'm feeling strong, feeling healthy. Not in any pain. It feels good." With Jermaine Gresham out of the picture, Eifert will be the Bengals' unquestioned No. 1 tight end this season, though the team did spend a third-round pick on Tyler Kroft. Kroft was primarily an in-line tight end for Rutgers last season, but has solid pass-catching skills. Nevertheless, Eifert will be in the low-end TE1 conversation.
May 4 - 3:23 PM

The Bengals are banking on Tyler Eifert realizing his first-round potential this season.

Eifert appeared set to make a leap as an NFL sophomore last season, but dislocated his elbow in Week 1 and never returned. The Bengals have since let Jermaine Gresham go and are woefully thin in the tight end room, leaving Eifert with every-down potential. He's a sneaky bet for back-end TE1 production.
Apr 20 - 8:59 AM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis confirmed at the Combine that Tyler Eifert (shoulder/elbow) is on track for 2015 training camp.

Coming off elbow and shoulder surgeries, Eifert's rehab has been setback free. Although it came in a limited sample size, Eifert appeared to be a big part of OC Hue Jackson's game plan in Cincinnati's Week 1 win over Baltimore last year. Eifert will be a sleeper with low-end TE1 potential in 2015.
Feb 19 - 4:34 PM

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (elbow/shoulder) said Monday that he will be ready for 2015 training camp.

Eifert dislocated his elbow in Week 1 and underwent shoulder surgery during the 2014 season, costing him all but two quarters. His loss was a big one for the Bengals, as OC Hue Jackson had major plans for Eifert as a complementary pass catcher behind A.J. Green. With Jermaine Gresham scheduled for 2015 free agency, Eifert will be a breakout candidate in his third NFL season.
Jan 5 - 2:22 PM

Tyler Eifert recently underwent shoulder surgery.

He's done for the season. Eifert hasn't played since dislocating his elbow in Week 1. He initially hurt the shoulder in training camp. Eifert is simply getting cleaned up in an effort to be fully healthy for the offseason. Jermaine Gresham will continue to handle tight-end duties through the playoffs for the Bengals.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 12:51:00 PM

Speaking after Friday's practice, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said TE Tyler Eifert (elbow, injured reserve/designated for return) is "progressing" toward returning this season.

Lewis, however, was vague on when exactly Eifert might be back. He doesn't appear particularly likely to suit up in Week 13. Despite the down year at tight end, Eifert is not worth stashing in 12-14 team re-draft leagues.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 02:03:00 PM

Coach Marvin Lewis said there's a chance Tyler Eifert (elbow, injured reserve-designated for return) may miss the rest of the season.

Eifert dislocated his elbow in the first half of the Week 1 opener against the Ravens. His original timeline was 4-6 weeks, but the Bengals sent him to I.R./return to give him eight weeks to heal. It appears that may not be enough, as Lewis said Eifert is still on the mend and not yet 100 percent. Jermaine Gresham will continue to handle every-down tight end snaps.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 12:01:00 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner guesses Tyler Eifert (elbow) will return from the injured reserve/designated for return list in Week 11 against the Saints.

Eifert is worth rostering for forward-thinking fantasy owners in need of tight end help. He was a big part of OC Hue Jackson's game plan in Week 1, before dislocating the elbow, racking up three early catches for 37 yards. Jermaine Gresham has done nothing to instill confidence as a pass catcher during Eifert's absence, while A.J. Green (toe) is now hobbled and Marvin Jones (foot) is on I.R. Eifert could flirt with TE1 stats down the stretch.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 01:18:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 11:14:00 AM

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.
Source: bengals.com
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 10:51:00 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.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 08:00:00 PM

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