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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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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. Nov 21 - 2:03 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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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.
Nov 7 - 12:01 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.
Oct 24 - 1:18 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.
Sep 10 - 11:14 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
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.
Source: ESPN.com
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.
Source: ESPN.com
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.
Source: bengals.com
Jul 16 - 8:50 PM

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