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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08/18/15 - TE Tyler Eifert's season ended in the season opener last season with a dislocated elbow shortly after he had three receptions in the first 10 minutes of the game.
He wears an elbow brace, and in the preseason opener had two receptions for 30 yards while playing only 14 snaps.
He said, "When I'm out there I'm not thinking about my elbow brace or my repaired shoulder or anything like that. I'm just out there trying to play as fast as I can. It's actually a lot easier when you're on the field playing. You've got a lot less to think about."
He was naturally enthused about the way the game went against the Giants with the first unit on the field and that he was back.
He said, "I haven't been on the field. We've had an offseason. We're excited about who we have on the field."
01/05/15 - TE Tyler Eifert had shoulder surgery a few weeks ago and expects his elbow and shoulder to be fully healed by the start of training camp.
11/07/14 - TE Tyler Eifert, who is on reserve/injured, designated for return with a dislocated elbow, may not return this season, coach Marvin Lewis said.
11/04/14 - TE Tyler Eifert (elbow) remains on reserve/injured, designated for return and though he is eligible to return this week, he has yet to practice and appears to be weeks away from seeing action.
10/29/14 - TE Tyler Eifert (shoulder), who is on Injured Reserve-Return, has been eligible to return to practice since last week but has yet to do so.
09/11/14 - TY Tyler Eifert (elbow) was placed on reserve/injured, designated for return by the Bengals Wedesday (Sept. 10).
09/07/14 - TE Tyler Eifert left the game with an apparent right elbow injury after 14-yard reception with 3:31 left in the first quarter. Eifert had three catches for 37 yards, but did not return. His status for next week is uncertain. Coach Marvin Lewis said his team had the depth to overcome Eifert's injury, especially with Alex Smith on the depth chart. "We have some flexibility," Lewis said. "Obviously, when Eifert went down, we changed a little bit offensively from the original plan. You have to credit the offensive coaches to keep on rolling like that. But Alex Smith knows his spots, so we have some depth there."
12/30/13 - TE Tyler Eifert is questionable after missing the Baltimore game due to a neck injury.
12/27/13 - TE Tyler Eifert suffered a neck stinger in last week's game and has not practiced all week. He is doubtful for the game.
12/23/13 - TE Tyler Eifert suffered a neck stinger during the first half and missed the rest of the game. His arm is in a sling and he is being evaluated.