Tyler Eifert “methodically moving forward” after back surgery

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Wide receiver John Ross is doing 11-on-11 work for the Bengals during OTAs, but another player the Bengals are hoping to see play a big role in their offense isn’t quite that far along yet.

Tight end Tyler Eifert played just two games last season before having back surgery and has played in only 24 games over the last four seasons because of injuries, which has the team taking things slowly despite Eifert’s insistence that he could handle a full workload. Eifert is watching 11-on-11 work right now and says he’s on track for a full workload come training camp.

“I feel good. I’m on schedule,” Eifert said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. “This has been part of the plan to stay monitored as we progress through here. I don’t want to go out there and have any setbacks or anything, so just methodically moving forward. The plan is to go into camp full speed but there’s nothing keeping me back from doing that right now. It’s part of the plan, or progression.”

Memories of Eifert’s 13 touchdowns in 13 2013 games helped him land another one-year deal in Cincinnati and a healthy campaign would be a boon to the team’s offense. History says the team can’t count too heavily on seeing that happen, however.

5 responses to “Tyler Eifert “methodically moving forward” after back surgery

  1. Wrap that man up in bubble wrap until the season starts if you have

    It’s too bad he’s been injury plagued throughout his career so
    far because he’s definitely a game changer when healthy. (Emphasis on

  2. We need you T to be the great red zone player that you are….A healthy Eifert and Ross to go along with AJ and Boyd, mix in Mixon and an improved O-line and things are looking good…can’t wait for football!!

  3. A TE with injury problems is a tough situation. its the most physical skill position because even if your not the intended target, you still gotta whack somebody. they must really believe in this guy.

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