Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert was absent from minicamp on Tuesday, and did not participate with a helmet on Wednesday. When asked if Eifert would be ready for training camp, Marvin Lewis said, "I can't tell you that. When they tell him or release him to do what he can do then he'll be ready to go".
This does not sound terribly optimistic for Eifert, who has missed a whopping 40 games over the past four seasons due to various injuries. Most recently, Eifert had surgeries to repair his ailing back and to remove a cyst from his knee. He currently looks like a major gamble as the No. 14 tight end off the board in fantasy drafts.