Cincinnati Bengals Announces That Tyler Eifert Signs Rookie Deal

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The Cincinnati Bengals 2013 draft class is now completely under contract.

The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Monday that tight end Tyler Eifert has signed. Eifert, selected No. 21 overall out of Notre Dame, was Cincinnati's tenth and final draft pick to sign from the 2013 NFL draft. According to rookie allocation numbers, Eifert's four-year contract will be worth (roughly) $8.256 million with a $4.34 million signing bonus and a $1.5 million cap number this season.

"We’ve said all along that we expected Tyler’s deal to get done in good time, but it’s great to now have all our signings complete," said head coach Marvin Lewis. "All 10 guys can help us by getting off to fast starts, and we are looking for Tyler to lead that. He’s shown us everything we wanted to see in our offseason work."

According to NFL.com, Eifert becomes the 13th first-round draft pick to sign this year. Much of what's causing the delayed signings for rookies is related to offset language and guaranteed numbers. Based on Kyle Long's contract being 90.8 percent guaranteed, if we assume that Eifert's is 90.7 percent, then the guaranteed number should be around $7.49-7.50 million.

OVERALL PLAYER POS. TEAM YEARS TOTAL SIGN GUAR. PCT.
2 Luke Joeckel OT Jaguars Four $21.201 $13.8 Fully 100%
5 Ezekiel Ansah DE Lions Four $18.595 $11.9 Fully 100%
8 Tavon Austin WR Rams Four $12.751 $7.653 Fully* 100%
11 D.J. Fluker OT Chargers Four $11.4 $6.6 Fully* 100%
14 Star Lotulelei DT Panthers Four $9.604 $5.365 Fully 100%
15 Kenny Vaccaro SS Saints Four $9.425 $5.235 Fully 100%
16 E.J. Manuel QB Bills Four $8.9 $4.842 Fully 100%
17 Jarvis Jones OLB Steelers Four $8.706 $4.711 $7.910 90.9%
18 Eric Reid FS 49ers Four $8.48 $4.547 $7.6 89.6%
20 Kyle Long C Bears Four $8.301 $4.417 $7.541 90.8%
21 Tyler Eifert TE Bengals Four $8.256 $4.34
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