Video: Jaguars' Tyler Eifert Leaves Zoom Call After His Dog Escapes from Yard

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IIMay 14, 2020

MIAMI, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 22: Tyler Eifert #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals warming up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 22, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tyler Eifert just wanted to have a simple Zoom call with local television reporter Ben Murphy. 

His dogs had other plans:

Ben Murphy @BenMurphyTV

The people's tight end @tylereifert. Just like you and I. "Hey your was dog in my yard" "Yeah they're back and I got a little conditioning in too" https://t.co/hi6u0MRFBy

Once the dogs were returned home safely, the 29-year-old discussed Jacksonville quarterback Gardner Minshew II and offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, who was the Cincinnati Bengals' offensive coordinator for Eifert's rookie year:

Ben Murphy @BenMurphyTV

“Seems like a fearless leader” #Jaguars TE Tyler Eifert on Gardner Minshew https://t.co/UAYOttS1g5

Ben Murphy @BenMurphyTV

New #Jaguars TE Tyler Eifert talks about his relationship with Jay Gruden https://t.co/yEEQFxqOdY

Eifert departed the Bengals for the Jaguars on a two-year deal during free agency in March:

Tyler Eifert @tylereifert

Thank you Cincinnati! #WHODEY https://t.co/cNndp1qbFT

Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

The #Jaguars signed TE Tyler Eifert to a 2-year deal worth $15.5M, source said. The former first rounder is back with his old coach, Jay Gruden, and fills a big need in Jax.

The University of Cincinnati product shared photos on Instagram of his dogs wearing Jaguars hats shortly after the move.

The Bengals drafted Eifert at No. 21 overall in 2013. The Pro Bowler has battled injuries, including three back surgeries, and struggled to stay on the field as a result. Last season marked the first time in his NFL career that he appeared in all 16 regular-season games.

Overall in Cincinnati, Eifert recorded 2,152 yards and 24 touchdowns on 185 catches in 59 games (36 starts).

After signing Eifert, the Jaguars continued to address their need at the position by taking former Georgia Tech tight end Tyler Davis in the sixth round of April's draft.