The Bengals’ stock of tight ends named Tyler took its second hit of the year on Tuesday when Tyler Kroft injured his knee during practice.
Kroft has been the No. 1 tight end in camp with the team already missing Tyler Eifert as he makes his way back from offseason ankle surgery, but the team had to turn to non-Tyler options after Kroft left practice with a knee injury. Eifert’s absence may extend into the regular season, so a long absence for Kroft would likely force the team to look for other options at the position.
The Bengals don’t believe that things will play out that way. Geoff Hobson of the team’s website described the injury as a “jammed knee” and that “indications were that it wasn’t serious.”
Good news for the team as there's a chance Tyler Eifert may not be back for the start of the season, let alone be 100-percent. The story said the team may still need to add a TE to go along with Ryan Hewitt, who is an H-back.