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2019 Free Agency Profile: Tyler Eifert

Tyler Eifert flashed upper echelon potential in his 2015 season with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he caught 13 touchdowns passes and saw 75 targets. Of course, as we know, injuries have told the story since, as Eifert has missed 34 games in the last three seasons.

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The 2013 first-round pick signed a one-year deal with the Bengals this past offseason that came with a chance to prove his worth and durability. Unfortunately, Eifert proceeded to miss more than half the season following a gruesome ankle injury in the fourth game of the season. Eifert is a high-risk player, but he is still a young 28-year old tight end who has caught 21 career touchdowns and 1,774 total yards. In Eifert's career year (2015), he ranked fifth among all tight ends (87.5) and earned the highest passer rating when targeted (145.1) among qualifying tight ends.

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