Tyler Eifert Injury: Updates on Bengals TE's Concussion and Return

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Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) sits up after scoring a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
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Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert hasn't played since he suffered a concussion against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 14. However, he is ready to return.

Continue for updates.


Eifert Active vs. Ravens

Sunday, Jan. 3

The Bengals announced Eifert will play against in their Week 17 matchup with the Baltimore Ravens.


Latest on Eifert's Practice Status

Friday, Jan. 1

The Bengals announced Eifert was a full participant in Friday's practice session.


Eifert's Return a Major Boost to Bengals Offense

Eifert split time with Jermaine Gresham as a rookie and played in only one game last season before suffering a brutal elbow injury. Now, the former first-round pick has come into his own and is among the best at his position.

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, who left Week 14's game with a thumb injury and has yet to return, has counted on Eifert time and again in the red zone, and the tight end has delivered the goods with 12 touchdowns in 2015.

Dalton is out with a thumb injury, with A.J. McCarron under center in his place.

With Eifert back in the fold, McCarron can focus less on wide receiver A.J. Green and spread the ball around the field.

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