Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert reiterated that he'll be ready for training camp; a point that he's been making since January but let it be known again following a workout session on Monday. The team's starting tight end told reporters on Monday that he can lift weights "without restriction" and that he's feeling close to his "former self." Eifert suffered a torn labrum last spring and then a dislocated elbow during the regular season opener against Baltimore last year.
"It's just hard when you're starting over physically," Eifert said via the Cincinnati Enquirer. "I lost a lot of weight (about 15 pounds), a lot of muscle. I couldn't really do anything there for three or four months. So just getting that back, getting back in the groove of lifting and getting strong, that's probably been the hardest part. As far as the plays and being in here with the guys, it feels like I never missed a beat. Being out here on the field today, it's kind of like riding a bike. Once you get back out there its all the same."
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