Ben­gals’ Eifert to miss sea­son with back in­jury

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - Pro Football / High Schools -

By The As­so­ci­ated Press

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 idle this week. They re­sume with a game 4:25 p.m. Oct. 22 against the Steel­ers.

Eifert ag­gra­vated the back in the sec­ond game. He wasn’t able to prac­tice and was in­ac­tive for the past three games.


The NFL is keep­ing an eye on the wild­fires in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia and has been ex­plor­ing op­tions to move a game Sun­day between Oakland and the Los An­ge­les Charg­ers if it be­comes nec­es­sary. The game could be moved to Levi’s Sta­dium in Santa Clara, Calif.

Thurs­day’s game

Car­son Wentz threw for 222 yards and three touch­downs to help the Philadel­phia Ea­gles beat the Carolina Pan­thers, 28-23, to im­prove to an NFC-best 5-1. The Ea­gles turned two in­ter­cep­tions deep in Carolina ter­ri­tory into 15 points, with touch­down passes to Zach Ertzin the third quar­ter.

Mike McCarn/As­so­ci­ated Press

Philadel­phia tight end Zach Ertz catches a touch­down as Carolina's Mike Adams de­fends in the sec­ond half.

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