Tyler Eifert

#85 TE / Cincinnati Bengals / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-6 Weight: 255 lb Age: 27 College: Notre Dame Bye 9

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  • Eifert recently indicated that he still isn't allowed to squat or perform exercises that "load the spine," Jim Owczarski of Cincinnati.com reports. "It's important to stay healthy whether you've been hurt or not, but I think I'm obviously in a unique situation with the amount of games I've missed," the tight end said. "I'm doing everything I can as far as maintenance goes and all that stuff so I can stay on the field -- just doing what I can." Eifert, who originally injured his back last September, received medical clearance from the esteemed Dr. Robert Watkins in February and has since resumed running and performing select weightlifting exercises. However, the Bengals are likely going the extra mile to minimize the workload they put on their standout tight end with the start of the regular season still over four months away. It isn't clear how long Eifert may be operating under restrictions, but it wouldn't be a complete surprise if he's still being babied when training camp opens in late July. Eifert is set to play the 2018 campaign on a one-year, $5.5 million deal that has a maximum value of $8.5 million with incentives.

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  • Eifert can earn $8.5 million in 2018 if he catches 65 or more passes for 650 or more yards and eight or more touchdowns, Jim Owczarski of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Looking to return from the third back surgery of his football career, Eifert re-signed with the Bengals on a one-year, $5.5 million contract that also includes $3 million in incentives, which kick in for $250,000 apiece at 50 catches, 500 yards and five touchdowns. He'd earn another $250,000 for every five receptions, 50 yards or one touchdown thereafter, with the incentives maxing out at 65-650-8. It isn't entirely out of the question that Eifert hits the max value, considering he caught 52 passes for 615 yards and 13 touchdowns in 13 games in 2015. Injuries limited him to 10 appearances the past two seasons, but he at least remained efficient with 8.5 yards per target and five touchdowns on 33 catches in that stretch. The 27-year-old owns career marks of 12.1 yards per reception and 8.3 per target, with a 68.2-percent catch rate and touchdowns on 10.8 percent of his targets. Eifert was cleared for football activities in February, likely setting him up for participation in the Bengals' offseason program.

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  • Bengals' Tyler Eifert: Confirms health
    By RotoWire Staff

    Eifert (back) confirmed he is back to full health as he prepares to hit the open market in free agency, Jim Owczarski of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Eifert was unable to prove himself in the last year of his rookie contract, missing the final 14 games with a disc injury that required surgery. He was cleared in late February by Dr. Robert Watkins and thus figures to be ready for offseason workouts wherever he ends up signing. Despite playing just 41 of a possible 80 games to this point, the 27-year-old could emerge as the top tight end on the market, having scored 20 touchdowns in 39 career appearances while producing 8.3 yards per target. The Bengals presumably won't use the franchise tag but may still try to re-sign Eifert.

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  • Eifert, who missed 14 games with the Bengals last season after undergoing micro-disc surgery in September, was cleared last week by Dr. Robert Watkins to participate in offseason workouts and resume his career in 2018, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. When the new league year opens March 14, Eifert will hit unrestricted free agency for the first time in his career. After being limited to just 10 games over the last two seasons due to injuries, the zeroes on his next deal are likely to be less than it once seemed after he turned 52 receptions into 615 yards and 13 touchdowns in his third NFL campaign in 2015. Even so, tight ends with his offensive potential aren't easy to find and Eifert is still just 27 years old. There is certain to be at least modest interest in Eifert this offseason, with a reunion with the Bengals possibly even on the table.

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  • Eifert (back), who underwent season-ending surgery last week, isn't expected to face any limitations heading into the 2018 campaign, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. With Eifert's doctors indicating the tight end endured no complications during the procedure, he should be in line for a normal offseason as he enters free agency for the first time in his career. Despite the supposed clean bill of health, Eifert's history of back problems -- last week's surgery was his third since entering the NFL -- will likely limit his earning potential even though he's been one of the league's more productive tight ends when he's taken the field. In 39 career games, Eifert has compiled 20 touchdowns while averaging 12.1 yards per reception.

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WK OPP TAR RECPT REYD REAVG RETD FPTS
1 BAL 1 1 4 4.00 0 0
2 HOU 4 3 42 14.00 0 4
*3 @GB 0 0 0 0 0 0
*4 @CLE 0 0 0 0 0 0
*5 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 BYE - - - - - -
*7 @PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0
*8 IND 0 0 0 0 0 0
*9 @JAC 0 0 0 0 0 0
*10 @TEN 0 0 0 0 0 0
*11 @DEN 0 0 0 0 0 0
*12 CLE 0 0 0 0 0 0
*13 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0
*14 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0
*15 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0
*16 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0
*17 @BAL 0 0 0 0 0 0
PROJECTION 53.0 34 417 12.26 5.9 68.6

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/09 @Indianapolis Colts 21 7.13
2 09/14 Baltimore Ravens 25 7.88
3 09/23 @Carolina Panthers 10 5.82
4 09/30 @Atlanta Falcons 7 5.44
5 10/07 Miami Dolphins 31 9.75
6 10/14 Pittsburgh Steelers 1 4.82
7 10/21 @Kansas City Chiefs 12 6.06
8 10/28 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 5.00
9 BYE - - -
10 11/11 New Orleans Saints 5 5.22
11 11/18 @Baltimore Ravens 25 7.88
12 11/25 Cleveland Browns 28 8.63
13 12/02 Denver Broncos 30 9.38
14 12/09 @Los Angeles Chargers 4 5.00
15 12/16 Oakland Raiders 26 7.88
16 12/23 @Cleveland Browns 28 8.63
17 12/30 @Pittsburgh Steelers 1 4.82

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Career Stats

Season Tar Recpt ReYd ReTD ReFD ReAvg FPTS
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 5 4 46 0 2 11.50 4
2016 47 29 394 5 23 13.59 69
2015 74 52 615 13 38 11.83 139
2014 3 3 37 0 2 12.33 3
2013 59 39 445 2 19 11.40 56
3 Year Avg 42 28 352 6 21 12.57 71
Career 186 127 1537 20 84 12.10

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