Bengals Pro Bowl tight end Tyler Eifert has sworn off the Pro Bowl forever after suffering an ankle injury in January’s game that still hasn’t healed. And in a sign of just how serious that injury was, Eifert is just jogging for the first time today.
Geoff Hobson of the Bengals’ website reports that Eifert is trying to jog for the first time since surgery. Eifert said he has previously been running on a treadmill in the pool and feels good.
Eifert has been lifting weights and says he has had no setbacks, but if he’s just jogging for the first time today, it seems unlikely that he’d be ready for the season opener in less than three weeks, the story speculates. Backup Tyler Kroft is trying to recover from what's said to be a minor knee injury. Eifert's stock has fallen to the seventh or eighth round but if he's able to come back sooner than later that's obviously nice potential value at that point in the draft.