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Marvin Lewis: Tyler Eifert has chance to play this week

CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 29:  Tyler Eifert #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals heads up the field during the first quarter against the St. Louis Rams at Paul Brown Stadium on November 29, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images) Getty Images

Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert’s return from offseason ankle surgery hit a snag this week when he picked up a back injury that led to a Wednesday report that Eifert will miss his fifth straight game to open the season.

According to coach Marvin Lewis, that proclamation is a bit premature. Lewis was on Sirius XM NFL Radio on Thursday morning and confirmed that Eifert’s back is sore, but said that the tight end still has a chance of getting on the field against the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon.

After waiting for Eifert to work his way back from his ankle surgery, it is hard to imagine that the Bengals would push past any medical concern to get him on the field this week and risk a longer absence on the other side.

As much as they miss his presence in the red zone right now, the long view is that they’re going to need it all the way through the rest of the season if they’re going to make it back to the playoffs for a sixth straight season.

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4 Responses to “Marvin Lewis: Tyler Eifert has chance to play this week”
  1. mongobo says: Oct 6, 2016 8:02 AM

    Their game against the Cowboys would be a lot more fun to watch with both Eifert and Dez Bryant on the field. Here’s hoping they can both make it…

  2. jimmypassygmailcom says: Oct 6, 2016 8:18 AM

    Marvin Lewis is the least charismatic person I’ve ever seen in my life.

  3. hakunamangata says: Oct 6, 2016 8:43 AM

    Let him rest, you’ll need him for a lot longer than one game against the cowboys, and this is coming from a Ravens fan

  4. tylereifertisunstoppable says: Oct 6, 2016 9:34 AM

    jimmypassygmailcom says:
    Oct 6, 2016 8:18 AM

    Marvin Lewis is the least charismatic person I’ve ever seen in my life.

    ——

    Google Bill Belichick

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