The Facts: Eifert is up to jogging 20 minutes at a time now and he’s convinced he’ll be that guy again. The guy that caught 13 touchdowns at tight end for the Bengals in 2015. “I’ll be back to where I was. No question,” said Eifert Tuesday, who admitted he didn’t know where he would be doing it.
Diehards Line: There are so many things on the mind, no one can blame him when the subject of head coach Marvin Lewis’ departure comes up and he says, “It’s beyond my thought process.” Certainly the next head coach, especially if he’s an offensive whiz, would be intrigued by Eifert. Eifert, the 6-6 red-zone TD machine that has played in just 12 of the 48 games since he tore ankle ligaments in the ’15 Pro Bowl. Since then, he's struggled to stay on the field. So staring at a second straight free-agent year that starts in two months, Eifert isn’t so sure where he fits after he signed what amounted to an incentive-laden $4.75 million deal for one year that ended up not being laden. Now if you’re the Bengals, what do you do? “Just have to see how it plays out. I don’t know where I stand,” he said. “I don’t have any expectations right now. I don’t know if I’m still wanted. Just have to figure that out.”