Bengals HC Marvin Lewis admitted on Wednesday that TE Tyler Eifert is uncertain for the start of training camp. It sounds like he's still recovering from October back surgery. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported in February that Eifert had been medically cleared -- and he was on the field for OTAs. But Lewis claims Eifert hasn't endured a setback. “There’s no reason to get him jostled,” Lewis explained. “Just ease his way into things. No setback. We’re trying to make sure we manage everything they want him to do." We'll see what Eifert is able to do when camp opens in late July. He remains 1 of the biggest injury risks in fantasy football.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert did not participate in Tuesday's minicamp workout. This wouldn't earn a Shark Bite for most guys, but Eifert isn't most guys. He's missed 41 games over 5 NFL seasons and had back surgery in October and surgery to remove a cyst on his knee in November. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported in February that Eifert had been medically cleared. It's unclear what's keeping him sidelined now. "As time goes on when we start to play football then we will have an idea of where he is," HC Marvis Lewis said Tuesday. We'll continue to keep a close eye on Eifert. He's lasting until the 11th round of recent best-ball drafts.
The Bengals have signed TE Tyler Eifert to a 1-year deal, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. We never heard Eifert connected to another team, which likely means he didn't draw much interest on the open market. That's not a big surprise considering he's missed 41 games over his 5 NFL seasons and is coming off back and knee surgeries. Eifert turns just 28 in September and has scored 18 TDs in his last 23 games, so there's upside here. But he can't be viewed as more than a TE2 in 2018 fantasy drafts.
TE Tyler Eifert has been medically cleared for OTAs and to play in 2018, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The free-agent-to-be underwent back surgery in October -- his 2nd in a 10-month span. He also had a procedure to remove a cyst on his knee in November and has ankle, shoulder, neck and elbow injuries on his resume. Eifert has been productive when healthy and is still only 27. But that injury history will make him an interesting case in free agency -- and an extremely risky pick in 2018 fantasy drafts.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert recently underwent surgery to remove a cyst on his knee, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano. Eifert is already recovering from an October back surgery that's expected to sideline him 4-6 months. We'll be curious to see what kind of deal he lands when he hits free agency in March,
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert will undergo season-ending back surgery on Thursday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It'll be Eifert's 2nd back surgery in the past 10 months. This one will sideline him 4-6 months, per Schefter. That timeline will have Eifert sidelined until somewhere between February and April. It's especially bad news considering he's set to hit free agency in March. Eifert is still only 27 but has now missed 22 games over the past 2 seasons and 41 total over his 5-year career.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back, ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against the Bills. We don’t have a timetable for his return. TE Tyler Kroft gets another start after going for 68 yards and 2 TDs last week. But the matchup isn’t nearly as good this time around. He’s just a TE2.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back, ankle) remained sidelined on Wednesday. He's week-to-week and doesn't look particularly likely to play against the Bills on Sunday. That'd mean another start for TE Tyler Kroft.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back, knee) is out for Sunday’s game against the Browns. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported earlier this week that Eifert is expected to miss "multiple weeks" with his back injury. TE Tyler Kroft gets another start this weekend but would be a desperation fantasy play.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is expected to miss "multiple weeks" with his back injury, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Eifert doesn't need back surgery "at this time," Schefter adds. It's still unclear if this is related to the back issue that cost him the final 2 games of last season. Either way, multiple back problems in a span of less than a year is a major concern. Eifert is droppable in shallower fantasy leagues and can't be counted on as a fantasy asset anytime soon.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (knee, back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers. He didn't practice all week and has no timetable for return. It's possible he's looking at a multi-game absence -- something he's no stranger to. TE Tyler Kroft figures to operate as Cincinnati's lead pass-catching TE in Green Bay but isn't a fantasy option.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (knee, back) remained sidelined on Thursday. At this point, we'd be surprised if he played against the Packers this weekend. That'd leave Tyler Kroft as Cincinnati's lead TE -- a significant downgrade for the struggling Andy Dalton.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back, knee) did not practice on Wednesday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier this week that Efiert is "uncertain" for Sunday's game against the Packers. We'll have another update tomorrow, but fantasy owners need to be making other plans for Week 3.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is "uncertain" for Sunday's game against the Packers due to back and knee issues, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Here we go again. Eifert underwent back surgery last December and reportedly dealt with knee tendonitis in late August. We'll keep an eye on his practice participation this week, but owners should be making other plans for Week 3.
The Bengals have fired OC Ken Zampese, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson. Zampese's offense failed to score a TD in 2 games, although QB Andy Dalton has been just as much to blame as the play-calling. We'll see if this move sparks the offense. It might also help RB Joe Mixon, who's been mired in a 3-headed committee.
UPDATE: Zampese will be replaced by QBs coach Bill Lazor, who spent 2014 and 2015 as Dolphins OC. The 2014 Fins ranked 11 in points scored and 14th in total yards. They fell to 27th and 26th, respectively, in 2015.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (knee) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’s reportedly dealing with knee tendonitis but will play against the Ravens on Sunday. Eifert is safe to get into fantasy lineups.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert was held out of Sunday's preseason game with knee tendinitis, HC Marvin Lewis said. Lewis downplayed the situation, but we don't consider anything minor when it comes to Eifert. He's missed 27 games through 4 NFL seasons with a variety of injuries. None have been to his knee, which we guess is a good thing. We'll see when Eifert is able to get back on the field and whether the issue lingers. He remains 1 of the biggest injury risks in fantasy football.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert was fully cleared for the start of training camp. Eifert, of course, is coming off back surgery in late December. He even said that he's felt "100%" for a "couple months," per team reporter Paul Dehner Jr. The Notre Dame product remains an intriguing TD bet, but a lengthy injury history forces us to pass at his current ADP.
"All indications" are that Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) will be ready for the start of training camp later this week, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Jim Owczarski. Eifert himself said back in April that he expected to be on the field for camp after undergoing back surgery in December. He'll likely be eased in -- and we'll see whether the Bengals put him on the field for any preseason action. Eifert's ceiling extends into the top 5 at his position, but he's 1 of the biggest injury risks in 2017 fantasy drafts.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) won't commit to participating in OTAs but does expect to be ready for training camp. “I’ll be ready and healthy and strong and be ready to go by the time it’s go time,” he said. “I’m close.” Eifert is rehabbing from late-December back surgery. That injury delayed his 2016 debut and cost him the final 2 games of the season. Eifert has missed 42% of Cincinnati's games since joining the team in 2013.
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