Bengals OC Jay Gruden on TEs Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert: “I don’t think Jermaine has a lot to worry about; Jermaine’s our starting tight end. And Tyler’s going to come in here and add another element with the two tight end package or three tight end package. You know, everyone should be pushing themselves anyway. Jermaine should be working to get better whether we drafted Eifert or some slappy from New Haven. Jermaine should be pushing himself, and that’s the way our offense has been run and that’s the way our guys work in the room.”
Despite Gruden's comments, the pick of Eifert will have an impact on Gresham's snaps and targets if the rookie is ready to contribute in 2013.