We'd now expect Eifert to target a return to action in Week 5, when the
Assuming Eifert is inactive Thursday, look for the tight end to target a return to action in Week 5, when the Bengals travel to Dallas for an Oct. 9 matchup against the Cowboys. In the meantime, Tyler Kroft and C.J. Uzomah are in line to handle the team's tight end duties in Week 4.
Reports regarding Eifert's potential Week 4 availability have been all over the place, with some suggesting he could be a game-time decision, while others have suggested he'll likely be held out until Week 5. Following a second straight limited practice, it's still unclear if the tight end will be available for Thursday night's game against the Dolphins. Should Eifert miss a fourth straight contest, Tyler Kroft will likely get another start, with C.J. Uzomah also having a role in the offense. Uzomah got four targets in Sunday's loss to Denver, whereas Kroft played more snaps but still didn't draw a single look.
Eifert (ankle) said Tuesday that he is still working through some things and will trust the team's process, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.
While not especially helpful, the vague language does at least hint that Eifert is in real danger of missing another game. According to Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Eifert also said he didn't feel any soreness when running routes last week, adding that his Week 4 availability would ultimately be decided by the coaching staff. He'd have a better shot to suit up if the Bengals were playing Sunday, as opposed to Thursday against the Dolphins. However, it still seems Eifert could come down to a game-time decision.
Eifert and the
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