Tyler Eifert appears close to finalizing a deal with the Jaguars. The sides, as of Tuesday afternoon, were working toward an agreement, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone has been eyeing tight end upgrades, per Rapoport. Eifert has one of the most extensive injury histories among active players but also has shown to be a productive receiver when healthy. He played in 16 games for the first time as a pro last season.
The seven-year veteran quietly posted 436 receiving yards and three touchdowns for the 2-14 Bengals last season. Eifert re-signed with Cincinnati on one-year deals in 2018 and ’19 but looks close to departing after seven seasons with the Bengals.
Injuries have limited Eifert throughout his career. He missed 15 games in 2014, eight in 2016, 14 in 2017 and 12 in 2018. The one season when the former first-round pick managed to put it together — 2015 — has helped keep him on the radar. The Notre Dame product caught 13 touchdown passes that season, one that doubled as the Bengals’ most successful campaign in a generation.
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