Tight end Tyler Eifert was cleared to practice on Monday after working out on a side field the first four days of camp.
Eifert mostly worked out with the backups on Monday. He made a couple of diving plays late in practice, drawing applause from fans.
”I could understand how it would be frustrating as fans, hearing, `Oh, he’s on (injury) list again or whatever,”’ Eifert said. ”But trust me, it’s 100 times more frustrating for me because all I want to do is be out there, and I’m doing literally everything I can, spending all my time trying to get back out there and stay out there with the guys.”
After a monster season a few years ago, Eifert was limited to two games last season before more back problems required another surgical procedure. He signed a one-year contract loaded with incentives.