Tyler Eifert: It feels good to feel good

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Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert didn’t practice this Wednesday, but it’s not because he’s dealing with another injury in a career that’s seen way too many of them.

It was just a rest day for Eifert, who came through the opener without any pain and returned to practice on Thursday with an eye on facing the 49ers this weekend. The 21-20 loss to the Seahawks was the first game Eifert played since Week Four of last season and he said he came through it feeling fine.

“I had a lot of fun out there,” Eifert said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I wish we could have found a way to win the game. It felt good to be back out there.  For me, feeling good gives you a little extra energy. It feels good to feel good. It’s been a long time since the injury actually happened. It’s been good to get my legs under me, all my strength back. The ankle feels good. It’s not even a thought right now.”

Eifert had five catches for 27 yards against Seattle. That’s a lower level of productivity as his best days for the Bengals, but having him on the field at all is a win after 14 appearances over the last three years.

5 responses to “Tyler Eifert: It feels good to feel good

  1. Tyler Eifert has started 4 games since 2014.

    All other Bengals tight ends are non-explosive, plodding, one dimensional tight ends.

    Andy Dalton leads the nfl in passing yards
    after Week One due to finally having a tight end.

    The team didn’t even have A.J. Green on the field.

  2. All other Bengals tight ends are non-explosive, plodding, one dimensional tight ends.
    I though CJ Uzomah looked great last week vs. Seattle. 4 catches for 66 yards. I’d take that dimension.

  3. With him back I’m real confused as to why he didn’t get any end-zone targets on those trips to the red-zone. That’s where he excels.
    Maybe they were afraid of him taking a shot or getting tangled up with a DB?

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