Bengals’ Eifert out for season with back injury
CINCINNATI - Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert will miss the rest of the season with a back injury that has put his career in jeopardy.
The fifth-year veteran missed half of last season with ankle and back injuries. He had surgery on a disc in his back last December. He aggravated it in the second game this season, forcing him to consider another procedure. He’s been inactive for the past three games and was put on injured reserve Thursday. The Bengals (2-3) are on their bye week. They resume with a game at Pittsburgh (3-2) on Oct. 22.