Tyler Eifert: I’ll be ready to go by go time

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The Bengals have gone 24-12-1 in the regular season over the last four seasons when they have tight end Tyler Eifert in the lineup, which illustrates both how much he’s meant to the offense and how often he’s been out of the lineup.

The Bengals have played 64 regular season games in those seasons and Eifert has missed time each year because of injuries. Last year saw him miss eight games due to offseason ankle surgery and a back injury suffered as he was poised to return. The latter injury led to more surgery before the year was out.

Eifert doesn’t know if he’ll be cleared for the latter stages of the offseason program, but expects to be on the field for training camp and the preseason.

“I’m feeling good. I continue to get better. My back feels great,” Eifert said, via the team’s website. “I’ll be ready and healthy and strong and be ready to go by the time it’s go time. I’m close.”

Better health would be good for the Bengals and it would be good for Eifert, who is in the final year of his contract and could use a healthy season to use to boost his bottom line during negotiations on his next deal.

5 responses to “Tyler Eifert: I’ll be ready to go by go time

  1. I don’t know how you can predict who’s going to have an injury plagued career. The draft is approaching, and if someone has figured that out, I’d love to hear about it. The most important thing about building a winning team is the ability to evaluate QBs. The second most important is being able to stay away from injury prone guys. A lot of people, my self included, haven’t been able to figure this out, but I’d sure like some insight. I’d still want Tyler Eifert (just like Gronk) on my team, but I was just wondering if doctors or anyone else has this figured out.

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