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Oft-injured TE Eifert re-signing with Bengals

March 16, 2019 • By

Tight finish Tyler Eifert, who has undergone season-ending surgical procedure every of the previous three years, is re-signing with the Cincinnati Bengals, he introduced in a tweet Saturday.

Eifert is signing a one-year contract, a supply confirmed to ESPN.

The 28-year-old Eifert broke his ankle final season on Sept. 30 towards the Atlanta Falcons and was positioned on injured reserve after simply 4 video games, 15 receptions and one landing.

He has by no means performed a full 16-game marketing campaign and has had his seasons minimize quick by accidents in 4 of the previous 5 years. An ankle damage suffered within the Professional Bowl after the 2015 season delayed his 2016 debut, and he performed solely eight video games that season because of the ankle and a further again damage. Issues together with his again additionally ended his 2017 season after two video games. He had again surgical procedure in each 2016 and 2017.

Eifert was probably the greatest tight ends within the league in 2015, catching 52 passes for 615 yards and 13 touchdowns en path to a Professional Bowl berth. The 21st select of Notre Dame in 2013, Eifert performed out his rookie contract with the Bengals earlier than signing a one-year cope with the staff final spring regardless of different affords.

He has 142 receptions for 1,716 yards and 21 touchdowns in 43 profession video games.

NFL Community first reported that Eifert would signal a one-year deal.

ESPN’s Katherine Terrell and Dan Graziano contributed to this report.