Bengals sign Tyler Eifert


The potent Bengals offense officially has gotten even more potent.

The team has announced that tight end Tyler Eifert, a first-round pick in the 2013 draft, has agreed to terms.  Though late in comparison to other 2013 draft-pick contracts, the striking of a deal before the start of a camp shows that even the Bengals, who had a history of first-round holdouts, have benefited from the new rookie wage scale, which makes it much easier to work out rookie contracts.

Eifert was a luxury pick for a franchise that has qualified for consecutive playoff berths in non-strike seasons for the first time in franchise history. He gives offensive coordinator Jay Gruden another weapon for an attack that features receiver A.J. Green, tight end Jermaine Gresham, running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis and promising wideout Mohamed Sanu.

Eifert joins second-round running back Giovani Bernard as new toys available to quarterback Andy Dalton, who will be facing extra pressure to perform in a manner worthy of the players who now surround him.

22 responses to “Bengals sign Tyler Eifert

  1. I’m excited to see how his game translates to the NFL. I’m no Notre Dame fan, but this dude looked really good whenever I watched.

  2. “The potent Bengals offense officially has gotten even more potent.”

    Havent they finished at like 20th in yards and points for the last 2 years?…and then fail to do anything on offense in the playoffs as well?

    What is this potent offense youre referencing?

  3. The Bengals are quietly putting together a really good football roster. Can’t wait to see what it translates to on the field. Should be fun to watch

  4. The Bengals will be taking the division back this season. Its quite hard not to picture them on top with the extremely talented team that has been put together this past few years. Bengals fans should be real excited to see what they have.

  5. prediction # 1: Eifert will score more TD’s and have more catches then Gresham…

    Prediction #2: Gresham will sign somewhere else for 2014′ as a unrestricted FA…We will NOT overpay for an inconsistent route running and catching TE who doesnt know how to turn it up against top teams….He was exposed when under pressure against the Texans in the playoffs…Good job FO…You do well with the rookie deals now. But we need you to focus on our top FA and stop thinking that a 30-35 offer is the highest salary a defended can make….. Atkins will be 80-90 million so get ready!

  6. You have some pretty flattering words for a Bengals offense that finished 22nd last season and scored exactly ZERO offensive TDs in the key late season win over Pittsburgh and playoff game against Houston. Eifert was no “luxury” pick … it was essential for the Bengals to add offensive weapons this off-season.

  7. I wonder when the rest of the 1st round picks get signed will it come with a sly comment about the organization benefiting from the new CBA? Probaby not. Like the Broncos being able to hide all those arrests. If that was a Bengals player it would have been reported the hour after it happened.

  8. If the Bengals can pass-block a little better this year I think they can creep back into the top 10 of Offense rankings. They were doing pretty well once Sanu got going then lost him for the last part of the season. It would be great to see him in their for the whole season plus these extra pieces the Bengals drafted.
    Cobi Hamilton may be someone to watch too. In games I watched he looked like a faster version of Sanu! Very strong for a WR, hard to bring down.

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