Cincinnati Bengals players are clearing out their lockers on Monday, facing an offseason that lingers with more questions than answers and even more concerns than that. And it's a solemn afternoon, considering that the narrative for Cincinnati's postseason history continues bogging this team down.
One question that they're facing entering the offseason is how will tight end Tyler Eifert recover from his dislocated elbow? With the the team packing their bags to depart Paul Brown Stadium, Eifert told reporters that he'll be ready for training camp:
Eifert says he'll be ready for training camp.— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) January 5, 2015
Eifert was supposed to have a major role with Cincinnati in Hue Jackson's offense. After posting three receptions for 37 yards receiving during the team's regular season opener against Baltimore, Eifert suffered a dislocated elbow on his eight and final snap of the season, landing on the team's short-term Injured Reserve list shortly after.
He wouldn't return.
Eifert, selected in the first-round of the 2013 NFL draft, posted 445 yards receiving on 39 receptions and two touchdowns scored.