Bengals TE Tyler Eifert looked spectacular during training camp practices, but ended up missing the third and fourth preseason games with an undisclosed ailment.
“He’s still a rookie,” Gruden said. “He needs reps. It is a concern. Rookies make rookie mistakes and we have to make sure we minimize those mistakes. But we’ll see how in a game situation how he does.”
Eifert could get off to a slow start if his snaps are limited due to a lack of preseason reps. We like him as a low-end TE2, but he may not make a splash right away.