Posted: 5/15/2020 2:38 am UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Tyler Eifert suggested during an interview with the team's website Thursday, May 14, that the presence of new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden was 'a big factor' why he chose to sign with the team in free agency.
Huddle Up: The two spent their only year together during Eifert's rookie season with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2013, but it's clear the tight end did not forget his former offensive coordinator. It will be interesting to see if the oft-injured 29-year-old (who will turn 30 in early September) will be managed in the same way he was in 2018, as less playing time allowed him to make it through a full 16-game schedule for the first time in his career. Owners should consider him a low-end TE2 with decent upside if that can happen.
Posted: 3/30/2020 11:44 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars TE Tyler Eifert and DE Lerentee McCray's contracts were officially processed by the league Monday, March 30.
Posted: 3/25/2020 1:55 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars TE Tyler Eifert signed a two-year, $15.5 million deal, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Eifert was one of the best receiving tight ends in football, but he has been ravaged by injuries. He's someone you want to pair with another fragile tight end in fantasy, like Evan Engram, and you can mix and match upside injury risks.
Posted: 3/25/2020 12:56 am UTC
Updating a previous report, unrestricted free-agent TE Tyler Eifert (Bengals) agreed to a two-year deal Tuesday, March 24, with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Financial terms were not disclosed. Eifert will be reunited with his first NFL offensive coordinator in Jay Gruden, who holds the same position in Jacksonville.
Huddle Up: Gruden's offense tried to utilize tight ends in Washington, but Jordan Reed couldn't stay healthy enough to make it happen to the fullest of the system's designs. Eifert's rookie season (39-445-2) came with Gruden coaching the Bengals' offense, so there isn't much of a track record. The offense should be a refresher in terminology and any new implementations since 2013, but it won't be a long learning curve. QB Gardner Minshew gets a proven checkdown, and the oft-injured Eifert even managed to make it through 16 games in 2019. He is a quality TE2 with a glimmer of hope to be more than a matchup play.
Posted: 3/24/2020 8:36 pm UTC
Free-agent TE Tyler Eifert (Bengals) is working on a contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to a source Tuesday, March 24.
Huddle Up: Eifert would immediately rise to the top of the Jaguars' tight end depth chart. Plagued by injuries throughout his career, the former first-round draft pick would be worth yet another shot as a late-round tight end option in standard fantasy formats. He remains an excellent red-zone target.
Posted: 3/14/2020 4:07 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent TE Tyler Eifert said he would like to continue his career in Cincinnati, but Ben Baby of ESPN.com believes Eifert will receiver a bigger offer on the open market.
Posted: 12/29/2019 7:28 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (shoulder) suffered a right shoulder injury during the Week 17 game but is considered probable to return.
Posted: 12/27/2019 8:06 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns TE Tyler Eifert (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Eifert has posted at least 40 yards in each of the last three games but is still not a big part of the passing game. He can be avoided in fantasy leagues if better tight ends are available.
Posted: 12/26/2019 8:02 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Eifert has caught 11 passes over the last three games and is coming off one of his better games of the season. He has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.
Posted: 12/25/2019 7:19 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. The Bengals did not hold a practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Eifert has been playing better over the last few weeks and has been targeted 17 times over the last three games. He has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues but is not a must-start option.