Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Bengals' picks: Round 1/21 - Tyler Eifert, TE, 6-2, 251, Notre Dame...The Bengals needed to add more playmakers and targets which they did with the selection of Eifert after their top two choices at safety were off the board. He played all the receiver spots at Notre Dame with 29 of his 140 catches at the school going for 20 yards or more. Will be the second tight end and a big target in the red zone. - The Sports Xchange
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07/26/16 - TE Tyler Eifert was placed on the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday. Eifert underwent offseason ankle surgery and is expected to miss the majority - if not all - of training camp and the preseason.
05/24/16 - TE Tyler Eifert will undergo surgery on his ailing left ankle, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Eifert, 25, suffered the injury nearly four months ago in the Pro Bowl and it hasn't healed. The upcoming surgery is expected to sideline Eifert for approximately three months, which means he will miss a large chunk of training camp. Eifert caught 52 passes for 615 yards and 13 touchdowns last season.
04/13/16 - TE Tyler Eifer had the fifth-year option of his rookie contract exercised by the Bengals. Eifert is now signed through the 2017 season. The option is in his contract as a first-round pick (21st overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame. The option is worth $4.7 million.
Despite missing three games and most of a fourth due to injuries last season, the 6-6, 250-pound Eifert scored 13 touchdowns, a record by four for a Bengals tight end and only one short of the NFL lead for all players. Eifert, who turns 26 in Week 1 of the 2016 season, had career highs of 52 catches and 615 yards and was an initial ballot selection for the Pro Bowl.
01/04/16 - TE Tyler Eifert returned Sunday after missing two games with a concussion and had four catches for 51 yards and a touchdown.
Eifert missed another game with a neck injury earlier this season and still has produced 52 catches for 615 yards and 13 TDs.
12/31/15 - TE Tyler Eifert, who missed three of the past four games due to injury, returned to the practice field Wednesday and declared himself concussion-free and ready to play Sunday.
Eifert has 48 receptions this season for 564 yards and 12 touchdowns, which led the NFL for a few weeks prior to him suffering a concussion in a loss to Pittsburgh on Dec. 13. He has touchdown receptions in seven games this season and three or more touchdowns in four games.
12/25/15 - TE Tyler Eifert was on the field for the start of practice Thursday but he was not a participant for the second consecutive day. NFL Network reported Wednesday that Eifert would not play Monday at Denver because of a head injury. However, the Bengals denied he was ruled out. Eifert left in the first half of the Dec. 13 loss to Pittsburgh after taking a hit from Steelers safety Mike Mitchell, who was fined $23,152 for the play.
12/24/15 - TE Tyler Eifert, the NFL's touchdown receptions leader with 12, could return to action on Monday at Denver, but as of Wednesday he remained on concussion protocol. Eifert did not practice Wednesday but did do work on the side.
12/24/15 - TE Tyler Eifert was on the field for the start of practice Thursday, but he was not a participant for the second consecutive day.
NFL Network reported Wednesday that Eifert would not play Monday at Denver because of a head injury. However, the Bengals denied he was ruled out.
ifert left in the first half of the Dec. 13 loss to Pittsburgh after taking a hit from Steelers safety Mike Mitchell, who was fined $23,152 for the play.
12/21/15 - TE Tyler Eifert, the NFL's touchdown receptions leader with 12, was inactive for Sunday's game in San Francisco. He remains in concussion protocol.
12/16/15 - TE Tyler Eifert, the NFL's touchdown receptions leader with 12, did not practice Wednesday after leaving Sunday's game with a concussion. Eifert is in the league's concussion protocol and will be evaluated daily. He missed the previous week's game with a neck injury. Eifert's availability for this week's game at San Francisco was not yet determined.