The Jaguars are expected to decline the team option for Eifert's contract in 2021, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Eifert was expected to earn slightly below $5 million in 2021, but now it looks like he will be entering free agency. He recorded 349 yards and two touchdowns across 15 games for Jacksonville in 2020. It was the 30-year-old's only season with the Jags after spending his first seven years in Cincinatti.
Eifert caught one of two targets for 10 yards during Sunday's 28-14 loss to Indianapolis.
It was a quiet finish to an underwhelming season for the 30-year-old, and he totaled 36 catches for 349 yards and two touchdowns in 15 games. The fact Eifert missed only one game is good news given his injury history, but it didn't lead to much production with the Jags. He could return to Jacksonville if the team exercises his $5 million club option for 2021, but the new front office and coaching staff may decide to go in a different direction.
Eifert caught two of five targets for 17 yards during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Bears.
The 30-year-old tied for second on the team in targets, but he was unable to turn that production into anything worthwhile. There's simply no week-to-week consistency in Eifert's production, and he hasn't eclipsed 30 receiving yards in back-to-back games this season.
Eifert caught three of four targets for 51 yards during Sunday's 40-14 loss to the Ravens.
It's the first time this season Eifert has gone over 50 receiving yards, with a 28-yard reception late in the third quarter accounting for most of the yardage. Even with Jacksonville trailing all afternoon and down 26-0 at halftime, the production in the aerial attack was modest. Eifert has 33 receptions for 322 yards and two touchdowns through 12 games, so his fantasy prospects remain limited heading into Week 16.
Eifert (quadriceps/knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at Baltimore.
The 30-year-old never practiced fully at any point this week due to the two injuries, but neither will affect his availability for the game versus the Ravens. Though he's been Jacksonville's No. 1 tight end all season, Eifert has turned in a modest 30 receptions for 271 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games.
Eifert (quadriceps/knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Eifert's absence from practice Wednesday was characterized as a maintenance day, but the fact that he had two injuries listed alongside his name still makes his status worth tracking ahead of Sunday's game in Baltimore. While the tight end took a step forward by getting back on the practice field Thursday, he may need to put in a full workout Friday to avoid taking a designation into the weekend.
Eifert received a scheduled day off at practice Wednesday and is listed on the Jaguars' official report with quadriceps and knee injuries.
Eifert played through a shoulder issue in last week's loss to the Titans, and now he's dealing with a pair of new issues heading into Week 15. The veteran tight end has regularly received Wednesday off this season, so what he's able to do in practice Thursday and Friday will be more informative with regard to his status for Sunday's game in Baltimore.
Eifert caught both his targets for 22 yards during Sunday's 31-10 loss to the Titans.
The 30-year-old played 45 of 71 offensive snaps but rarely was involved in the passing game despite Mike Glennon and Gardner Minshew combining for 54 pass attempts. Eifert's six catches for 45 yards Week 13 likely represents the ceiling for his weekly production in this offense.
Eifert (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Eifert was considered questionable due to the shoulder issue, but the injury won't prevent him from suiting up Sunday. The 30-year-old played a season-high 72 percent of the offensive snaps last week while catching six passes for 45 yards, and he'll continue to operate as Jacksonville's No. 1 tight end.
Eifert (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
The 30-year-old began the week not practicing, but he returned as a limited participant Thursday and earned the questionable tag. Eifert appears on track to play in Sunday's divisional matchup, though James O'Shaughnessy is in line to start if he can't suit up.
Eifert (shoulder) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, John Glennon of BroadwaySportsMedia.com reports.
Eifert didn't practice in any capacity Wednesday, so bumping up to limited reps is a tangible step in the right direction. Of course, it's also worth noting that the veteran tight end has regularly had his practice activity managed this season. As long as he's able to practice in some capacity again Friday, Eifert should be in good shape to suit up for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Eifert didn't practice Wednesday due to a shoulder injury.
In addition to the shoulder issue, Jacksonville's initial Week 14 practice report lists Eifert's absence as the result of a scheduled day off, so the veteran doesn't look to be dealing with anything too significant. If he's able to practice Thursday and Friday in some capacity, Eifert will be in good shape to play Sunday against the Titans.
Eifert caught all six targets for 45 yards during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Vikings.
The six targets set a season high, as Mike Glennon targeted Eifert and his fellow tight ends (James O'Shaughnessy and Eric Saubert) 13 times. Jacksonville's tight ends haven't found much involvement in the passing game all season, but they played a significant role Week 13. Eifert could have more fantasy relevance for the closing stretch if that trend continues.
Eifert caught three of four targets for 16 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-25 loss to the Browns.
The 30-year-old had his usual minor involvement in the passing game with Mike Glennon starting at quarterback, and he had his first touchdown reception since Week 2. Still, it's not exactly an encouraging performance as the meager involvement came with wide receivers DJ Chark (ribs) and Chris Conley (hip) sidelined. Eifert is too dependent on touchdowns to be a consistent fantasy option outside the deepest leagues.
Eifert (concussion) will play in Sunday's game against the Browns.
Eifert made a speedy trip through the NFL's concussion protocol and will be available Sunday. The 30-year-old tight end has been underwhelming this season, failing to surpass 48 yards in a game and recording just one touchdown so far. Eifert still commands plenty of reps as the No. 1 option at the position, and he could see more looks in passing situations with wide receivers DJ Chark (ribs) and Chris Conley (hip) ruled out.
Eifert (concussion) practiced fully Thursday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Eifert was limited Wednesday, as he landed in the NFL's concussion protocol. Friday's final injury report of the week will clarify whether the tight end gains full medical clearance for Sunday's game against the Browns or heads into the weekend with a Week 12 injury designation.
Eifert was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice due to a concussion.
Coach Doug Marrone confirmed that Eifert is in the concussion protocol, with the tight end presumably having picked up the head injury in last week's loss to the Steelers. James O'Shaughnessy missed that game due to a knee issue, so the Jaguars could be severely lacking at tight end if Eifert isn't able to clear the league's five-step concussion protocol in time to play Sunday against the Browns.
Eifert caught two of five targets for 32 yards during Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Steelers.
The 30-year-old was tied for second on the team with five targets, but there wasn't much production to be had as quarterback Jake Luton needed 37 attempts to pass for 151 yards. Eifert remains Jacksonville's No. 1 tight end, but the fantasy value is minor as he has only 19 catches for 188 yards and one touchdown through nine games.
Eifert (shoulder) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
The 30-year-old was added to the injury report Thursday with the shoulder issue, but it won't affect his availability for Week 11. Eifert should continue to work as Jacksonville's top tight end, but he's averaging only 2.1 catches and 19.5 yards through eight games.
Eifert was limited in Thursday's practice due to a shoulder injury.
Eifert has regularly had his practice reps managed this season, so if he's able to practice in at least a limited capacity again Friday, he should have a good chance at suiting up Sunday against the Steleers. Backup tight end James O'Shaughnessy (knee) has already been ruled out for the Week 11 contest.
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|2||Sun 09/20||@ TEN||L 30-33||3||36||12.0||19||1|
|3||Thu 09/24||vs MIA||L 13-31||2||11||5.5||6||0|
|4||Sun 10/04||@ CIN||L 25-33||2||22||11.0||13||0|
|5||Sun 10/11||@ HOU||L 14-30||3||16||5.3||13||0|
|7||Sun 10/25||@ LAC||L 29-39||0||0||-||-||0|
|9||Sun 11/08||vs HOU||L 25-27||4||48||12.0||17||0|
|10||Sun 11/15||@ GB||L 20-24||2||15||7.5||8||0|
|11||Sun 11/22||vs PIT||L 3-27||2||32||16.0||17||0|
|12||Sun 11/29||vs CLE||L 25-27||3||16||5.3||8||1|
|13||Sun 12/06||@ MIN||L 24-27||6||45||7.5||13||0|
|14||Sun 12/13||vs TEN||L 10-31||2||22||11.0||18||0|
|15||Sun 12/20||@ BAL||L 14-40||3||51||17.0||28||0|
|16||Sun 12/27||vs CHI||L 17-41||2||17||8.5||9||0|
|17||Sun 01/03||@ IND||L 14-28||1||10||10.0||10||0|
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