Bengals Re-Sign TE Tyler Eifert

Tyler Eifert is sticking in Cincy.’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that the tight end is signing a one-year deal with the Bengals.

The 2013 first-round pick has spent his entire six-year career with the Bengals, and he’s been productive… when healthy. Eifert has only appeared in 13 or more games twice in his career, and he’s totaled only 14 contests over the past three years. The 28-year-old missed the majority of the 2017 season after undergoing both back and knee surgery, and a broken ankle limited him to only four games in 2018.

When Eifert’s been healthy, he’s been especially productive in the red zone. He had a breakout season in 2015 when he had 615 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. He was even productive in his four games in 2018, hauling in 15 receptions for 179 yards and one touchdown. If the tight end is able to stay on the field, he’ll provide Andy Dalton with another target; the Bengals’ offense currently features running backs Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard as well as wideouts A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, and John Ross.

Besides Eifert, the Bengals currently have five tight ends on their roster. This grouping includes former fifth-rounder C.J. Uzomah, who finished last season with 43 receptions for 439 yards and three scores.

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9 comments on “Bengals Re-Sign TE Tyler Eifert

  1. Thronson5

    This guy can’t stay healthy. Seems like the only team willing to bet on him is the Bengals because they know the true talent that’s there if or when he is healthy. Would love to see what he could do in a full season being healthy but seems like that’s always the case with him every year. Not a Bengals fan but I really do hope he can finally stay healthy just because I’m curious to see what he does when he actually is able to stay on the field. If that ever happens of course

    • joeshmoe11

      They have structured the last 2 deals very wisely so the base is low but there are a ton of escalators

      • Thronson5

        Really smart on their part with him not being able to stay healthy. Would love to see him play a full season though. Really think he could have a monster year if he did.

  2. CoachWes2000

    The Bengals currently have 7 TEs on the roster…
    Tyler Eifert
    C.J. Uzomah
    Cethan Carter
    Mason Schreck
    Jordan Franks
    Moritz Böhringer
    Andrew Vollert

  3. echozulu88

    Placed on the season ending IR after fracturing his wrist during the post signing handshake.

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