Bengals TE Kroft carted off practice field

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Bengals tight end Tyler Kroft was carted off the practice field Tuesday.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis did not provide an update on Kroft after practice. Kroft was holding his knee while talking with trainers before leaving the field.

With Pro Bowl tight end Tyler Eifert likely out for the entire preseason, Kroft had been taking reps with the No. 1 offense and heading a thin tight end corps. Behind Kroft and Ryan Hewitt, an H-back/tight end combo who just signed a new deal, the Bengals have only rookies or first-year players at the position, so even if Kroft ends up escaping major injury the team will likely need to examine any available tight ends.

A third-round pick in 2015, Kroft immediately earned a role as a backup tight end in his rookie season. He played in all 16 games and caught 11 passes for 129 yards, one for a touchdown.

5 responses to “Bengals TE Kroft carted off practice field

  1. As much as I want my team to win, i dont root for injuries. I want to beat the best, not unknowns. Injuries are piling up and it’s only week one.

  2. Ain’t got no Eiftert, and now there goes Kroft,
    This new CBA makes the players too soft.
    Seems like ole Roger caved to union demands,
    And as starters fill IR, fans won’t fill the stands.

  3. I agree, these guys are dropping like flies, the players need some kind of contact before training camp. You let these guys get 6 months off and they turn into cream puffs

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