Bengals exercise fifth-year option for Tyler Eifert
The Cincinnati Bengals today exercised a club option to extend by one year the contract of tight end Tyler Eifert. The 2013 Cincinnati first-round draft choice is now signed through 2017.
“We had very high expectations for Tyler when we drafted him, and he has met them all,” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis saiid. “He’s a hugely important part of our team as we go forward.”
Despite missing three games and most of a fourth due to injuries last season, Eifert (6-6, 250; Notre Dame) scored 13 touchdowns, a record by four for a Bengals TE and only one short of the NFL lead for all players. He had career highs of 52 catches and 615 yards and was an initial ballot selection for the Pro Bowl.
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