ESPN's Coley Harvey relays that Eifert seems confident that he'll be fine after exiting Sunday's 31-7 win over the Rams with a stringer.
Per the report, Eifert "says he has protocol to go through" with his stinger, but in any case, with the Bengals enjoying a wide lead when he left Sunday's game, the team wisely played it safe with the tight end.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggested Thursday that Manning (foot) is at least three weeks away from playing again.
When explaining the basis of the estimate, Rapoport noted Thursday that Manning is "going to be in a cast for up to 10 days, then he's got another week of rehab, and then he's got to try to get on the field." Based on that, Rapoport suggests that "the date to circle on your calendar is Dec. 20 against the Steelers. That's the most realistic date that Manning could be back, but no one has guaranteed to me that he'll definitely be back on the field, especially if Brock Osweiler is playing well." In any case, the Broncos have already acknowledged that Manning -- who continues to recover from a plantar fascia tear -- is expected to miss at least the next two games, with Osweiler slated to fill in for him at QB in the meantime.