We’ll have to wait a little longer to see Tyler Eifert make his on-field debut in 2016. The Bengals officially ruled out the tight end for Sunday’s contest against the Cowboys.
Eifert missed the Bengals’ first four games of the season because of an ankle injury, and just as he was set to return this Sunday, a back problem came to the fore Wednesday to put his status in question. Various injuries have limited Eifert to just 28 of the Bengals’ 52 regular-season games since they drafted him 21st overall in 2013. The ex-Notre Dame star broke out last season with 52 catches and 13 touchdowns and the team was hoping to see more of the same from him this year.
Through four games, the Bengals are 2-2 with wins over the Jets and Dolphins and losses to the Steelers and Broncos. The Bengals will hope to get their best tight end back for Sunday Oct. 23 against the Browns, but nothing is guaranteed with Eifert at this point.
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