Tight end Tyler Eifert announced Saturday he’s set to return to the Cincinnati Bengals for the 2019 season after signing a one-year contract.

The 6-foot-6, 255-pound former Notre Dame standout has been plagued by injuries since being drafted by the Bengals in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft (Pick: 21).

During his rookie season Eifert played in 15 games with 39 receptions for 445 yards and two touchdowns and looked to become one of the top players in the league.

However, since that season, Eifert has only seen one more season where he’s played in more than eight games coming in the Pro Bowl season of 2015 when he pulled in 52 receptions for 615 yards and 13 touchdowns.

In fact, each of the past three seasons Eifert has seen his seasons end prematurely including a broken ankle suffered in Week 4 of last season that placed him on injured reserve.

During his career, Eifert has played in 43 games with 142 receptions for 1,716 yards and 21 touchdowns.

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Dave Berk

Team publisher and recruiting analyst for Scout.com from 2002-2017. Founded Dave Berk Consulting (DaveBerkConsulting.com), a football recruiting consulting company focused on helping families through the recruiting process in 2016. Founded First Star Football Report in fall of 2018. Has appeared on national, regional and local television and radio including NFL Network, FOX Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, 700 WLW, 980 WONE, WCPO CH9 and more. Provided recruiting analysis for FOX Sports Ohio weekly high school game of the week in Southwest Ohio area and was an analyst for the Time Warner Sports (Spectrum Sports) Ohio National Signing Day show.

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