It has been a long road back for Tyler Eifert.
The payoff will be today, the Cincinnati Bengals tight end will make his season debut today via CBS Sports’ Tyler Eifert.
Tyler Eifert is active – look for him to show up most in redzone situations. Makes his season debut for the Bengals
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 23, 2016
He was supposed to return from offseason ankle surgery field 4-6 weeks into the season. Eifert injured his back and that delayed his return a few more weeks.
The Bengals could not have received a bigger boost to their offense. Eifert was tied for fourth in touchdown receptions last season with 13.