Bullock started the season filling in for Giants K Josh Brown, who was then serving a one-game suspension. Let go in Week 2, Bullock didn't get his next gig until Steelers K Chris Boswell suffered an abdomen injury in December. He was again only needed for one week, though, and was released shortly thereafter only to be picked up by the Bengals to replace a struggling Mike Nugent. Bullock ultimately finished out the season in Cincinnati, but missed the only kick that truly meant something during the team's Week 16 matchup with the Texans, so he likely isn't a lock to return in 2017.
Bernard was placed on injured reserve after tearing his ACL in Cincinnati's Week 10 game against the Bills in November. Although that resulted in him having surgery and missing the final six games of this season, Bernard was back in the Bengals' weight room last week working on his recovery. Given the timetable of his rehabilitation, Bernard was never expected to be ready to participate in spring workouts, but it's good to hear that a return by the time the 2017 regular season rolls around isn't out of the question. Knowing that, it'll be important to track Bernard's progress over the coming months before shaping expectations of him for next season.
Hill missed Cincinnati's final regular-season game due to a knee problem, but that was mostly due to the
Eifert missed the first six weeks of this season after tearing ankle ligaments in last year's Pro Bowl, then sat out Cincinnati's final two tilts after being placed on injured reserve with a back problem. Although he caught 29 passes for 394 yards and five touchdowns in his eight appearances, injuries have interrupted Eifert's otherwise-impressive career, as he's played just 37 of 64 possible regular-season games since entering the league. With staying healthy the biggest obstacle preventing Eifert from establishing himself as a top fantasy tight end, news that he's anticipated to be back in action this spring is certainly good to hear.
Green's torn hamstring kept him out of the final six games of this season and will prevent him from participating in this month's Pro Bowl. However, with plenty of time before the team reconvenes for voluntary workouts, Green should be healthy once the Bengals begin their preparations for the 2017 campaign. A full return this spring would ensure that Green -- who totaled 66 catches for 964 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games -- remains an elite option at his position ahead of next season.