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Report: Tyler Eifert suffers setback in practice

CINCINNATI, OH - JANUARY 09:  Tyler Eifert #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals makes a reception in the first half against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Getty Images

Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert appeared to be closing in on a return to action recently after offseason ankle surgery kept him out of training camp, the preseason and the first four games of the regular season.

That path to a return has reportedly hit a snag, however. Adam Schefter and Katherine Terrell of ESPN report that Eifert suffered a setback this week that is keeping him from practicing on Wednesday.

Monday’s practice¬†wasn’t open to the media, but Terrell reports that Eifert was “noticeably limping” in the locker room and that would seem to be related to Wednesday’s absence from practice. It would also seem to be reason to think that Eifert has a good chance of missing a fifth game when the Bengals face the Cowboys this weekend.

C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Kroft have been filing in for Eifert at tight end, although they haven’t had the same kind of red zone impact that Eifert had when he was healthy during the 2015 season.

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9 Responses to “Report: Tyler Eifert suffers setback in practice”
  1. theroc5156 says: Oct 5, 2016 2:39 PM

    Great. So if AJ Green doesn’t catch bombs, the Bengals aren’t scoring TD’s.

    Seriously, just let the Bengals get into the red zone and you can pretty much guarantee they will have to kick a FG.

  2. jocko1181 says: Oct 5, 2016 2:41 PM

    Glass – unfortunately

  3. jag1959 says: Oct 5, 2016 3:11 PM

    Not a Bengals fan but that sucks. There are enough bad games every week as it is without so many of the league’s better players being out.

  4. spotsdad says: Oct 5, 2016 3:14 PM

    In Case Of Emergency, break Eifert.

  5. nhpats says: Oct 5, 2016 3:16 PM

    It just doesn’t matter. Do even Bengals fans believe that the red-headed guy will ever win a postseason game? No, of course they don’t….

  6. pfthimi says: Oct 5, 2016 3:23 PM

    Sucks for Eifert, seems like a good dude.

    Yay for me, I just picked up Mike Nugent in fantasy!

  7. firesnyder says: Oct 5, 2016 3:57 PM

    Dammit. I’ve been holding him in the “IR” spot since Week 1. Come on Glass Joe…. rub some dirt on it and get back in there.

  8. vottorific says: Oct 5, 2016 4:27 PM

    No Sanu, Jones, Jackson, Eifert, and right tackle. No passing game. Witch means, no running game. Nobody stepping up and taking advantage of a great opportunity on offense. Time to learn is over. Time to get productive.

  9. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 5, 2016 5:04 PM

    No passing game?!?

    The 2016 Cincinnati Bengals have the third most passing yards in the NFL.

    Yeah… Andy Dalton has the third most passing yards with no Tyler Eifert, no respectable #2 wide receiver, and no respectable #3 wide receiver.

    Unfortunately… the modern NFL is a passing league that demands multi-dimensional receiving threats.

    Just one receiver is not enough… even if that receiver is A.J. Green.

    Oh well… what does it matter… when the season is over… the idiots will blame Andy Dalton for everything anyway.

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