If Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (groin) is unable to play in Week 10 against the Baltimore Ravens, TE Tyler Eifert might see even more playing.
Huddle Up: Gresham is questionable, so if he can't play Eifert will be in line for an increase in targets Sunday against Baltimore. Eifert would be a high-end TE2 play if Gresham is out.
Posted: 8/1/2013 11:54pm et
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said he has been impressed with how TE Tyler Eifert has looked during training camp. 'He's running routes and catching the ball. He's very natural at what he does. He can beat man coverage no problem. He can beat zones. He's got a great feel for the game,' Gruden said. The Bengals plan to use more two-tight end sets this season with Eifert and fourth-year vet Jermaine Gresham. It's expected that Eifert would be the the primary receiving tight end in those sets.
Huddle Up: Gresham ranked second on the team with 64 catches for 737 yards -- both career highs -- and 5 TDs a year ago, so Eifert must be making quite an impression so far if he's already regarded as the top receiving option among the two. We'll see if the Bengals reveal much of the new look in preseason games, but 75-100 combined catches for the duo doesn't seem out of the question at this point.
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