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Bengals running low on tight ends in OTAs

Tyler Eifert AP

When injuries begin to concentrate at one position during the season, it’s a major concern.

When rosters are at 90 instead of 53, it’s less so, but the Bengals are still without the top of their tight end depth chart.

According to Geoff Hobson of the team’s official website, both Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert are being held out of OTAs.

Neither are expected to miss training camp time.

Eifert’s out with a shoulder injury, while Gresham’s is of the unspecified (read: We don’t have to tell you, so we won’t) variety.

“He’s just not out here because he’s not practicing. He’s doing what he has to do,” head coach Marvin Lewis said of Gresham.

They have three other tight ends on the roster, so it’s not an emergency at this point, as long as those injuries don’t linger.

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14 Responses to “Bengals running low on tight ends in OTAs”
  1. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 3, 2014 3:03 PM

    The TE’s are just sick and tired of all the interceptions.

  2. barsfordays says: Jun 3, 2014 3:09 PM

    Tebow > Dalton

  3. Goodell's Green Glasses says: Jun 3, 2014 3:13 PM

    Sanchez playoff wins — 4
    Tebow playoff wins — 1
    Dalton playoff wins — 0

  4. jimmysee says: Jun 3, 2014 3:41 PM

    Trade Ted Thompson some draft picks — the Packers got lots of NFL-calibur tight ends.

  5. staaaafford says: Jun 3, 2014 3:47 PM

    Get on the phone with Detroit.

  6. raiderapologist says: Jun 3, 2014 4:44 PM

    How is Gresham at the top of the depth chart? He’s near the bottom of the league in actual performance.

  7. corvetteman6 says: Jun 3, 2014 4:53 PM

    The Bengals are the sure cure for insomnia. I mean really, is there a more overrated, boring team in the NFL? They’ve had the great fortune of playing in a watered down division over the past couple of years, but with the Steelers and Ravens re-tooling this year…and hell, even Cleveland’s ‘Not Ready For Prime Time Players” troupe coming together….all I can see is a return to the usual mediocrity in Cincy. 7-9 sounds about right.

  8. bornahawker says: Jun 3, 2014 5:07 PM

    Get Aaron Hernandez before Dallas does!

  9. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Jun 3, 2014 5:19 PM

    Clearly there is a more boring team… yours. Otherwise you’d be reading about them instead of commenting on a Bengals post.

  10. rogerrogers2007 says: Jun 3, 2014 7:12 PM

    figures a hillbilly w the name corvette (they are kinda a redneck car) would think the bengals’ division is weak…

  11. genericcommenter says: Jun 3, 2014 7:30 PM

    Maybe they should pick up that one guy who was rated the top blocker in the NFL last year but doesn’t have a job.

  12. blackandorangestripes says: Jun 4, 2014 12:25 AM

    So 2 Super Bowl champions and 1 more apperearance by the AFC North in the last 6 seasons is considered watered down? Also no matter what you think of Dalton he is still in the top 1/2 of NFL QB’s no matter how you want to sway your stats and only entering his 4th season. Hopefully with a real OC he can get a game plan to win a post season game this year and they will get there again this year unless decimated by injuries. The Ravens could give them a run for their money but the Steelers and Browns will be fighting for a distant 3rd.

  13. tiggerblood says: Jun 4, 2014 2:41 PM

    Agreed. The Ravens are better than Steelers. I’d be a little concerned with the Ravens RB situation if I were a Ravens fan. Otherwise they filled the holes better than the Steelers have. Wonder why my previous post was reported? Oh the truth hurts got it.

  14. realmenwearstripes says: Jun 4, 2014 4:51 PM

    It’s before training camp. No big deal.

    I cant wait to see what another year of Gresham, Eifert, Green, Jones, and Bernard looks like.

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