Bengals place tight end Tyler Eifert on IR-designated to return

Wednesday September 10th, 2014

The Cincinnati Bengals have placed tight end Tyler Eifert on injured reserve-designated to return, according to ESPN. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news.

Eifert dislocated his elbow in Sunday's victory over the Baltimore Ravens after making a catch late in the first quarter. He had three catches for 37 yards before leaving the game.

The tight end will miss a minimum of eight weeks, eligible to return for the Bengals' Nov. 16 game against the New Orleans Saints at the earliest.

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Eifert was the Bengals' first-round draft pick in 2013. Last season, the 24-year-old played in 15 games for Cincinnati, catching 39 passes for 445 yards and two touchdowns.

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