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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11/18/15 - TE Tyler Eifert on Wednesday stood at his locker and owned up to the worst performance of his young NFL career when he had as many drops as catches on Monday night. Eifert, who has had a Pro Bowl season to date, said he was glad to get back to practice and move on from the loss to the Texans. "I think the best thing for me is to go out and practice today and get back into the groove of things," Eifert said. "That's never really happened that bad to me before. It's hard enough just to get the ball thrown to you to get open. So I hate dropping passes, and everybody does. It's one of those crazy things. You're not trying to drop the ball, but it happens. You move on and we'll be fine."
11/16/15 - TE Tyler Eifert had possibly the worst night of his career Monday, committing three key drops. He had three catches for 26 yards while being targeted seven times. "There's no excuse for it," Eifert said. "I drop one and I start fighting it. It's unacceptable."
11/07/15 - TE Tyler Eifert had five catches for 53 yards and three scores on Thursday giving him 37 receptions for 434 yards and nine TDs this season, moving him past the Patriots' Rob Gronkowski for the NFL lead in TD catches by a tight end. Eifert also tied a Bengals franchise single-season mark for TD receptions by a tight end.
11/05/15 - TE Tyler Eifert caught three touchdown passes in Thursday's win over Cleveland. He tied a club record with his ninth touchdown catch of the season. Eifert now leads all NFL tight ends in that category.
10/14/15 - TE Tyler Eifert was prepared to team up with Jermaine Gresham to give the Bengals a one-two punch at tight end last season. That plan was squelched when Eifert suffered a season-ending injury. "We had two threats at the start of last season and then we lost Tyler," QB Andy Dalton said. "Just his presence out there can change a lot." Now that he's healthy, and with Dalton and the Bengals' offense firing on all cylinders, Eifert is putting up huge numbers. Through five games, the Notre Dame product has 24 catches for 312 yards and five touchdowns. "I've always had confidence in myself. I know what I can do," Eifert said. "Finally getting that chance to go out there and help this offense win games is something that I always thought I could do. (Until this season) it was something that was just talked about."
10/11/15 - TE Tyler Eifert had eight catches for 90 yards and two TDs on Sunday. He had three catches for 42 yards including a 25-yard sliding grab in traffic which led to the tying field goal. "He has so much ability and unbelievable ball skills," said QB Andy Dalton.
09/24/15 - TE Tyler Eifert's absence last season was a huge blow for QB Andy Dalton and the Bengals offense. You could almost hear the pages being ripped out of the Bengals playbook when it was announced he was done for the year. The former Notre Dame star is healthy and a force for Cincinnati. He followed up his 104-yard, two-TD performance in the opener with five catches for 49 yards and a TD on Sunday. He's a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses.
09/13/15 - TE Tyler Eifert caught nine passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns, all career highs, Sunday in a 33-13 victory against Oakland. Eifert spent most of last season on injured reserve with a separated shoulder and dislocated elbow.
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.