November 18, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) runs the ball in the first half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Not only is Hayes impressed with Eifert, but he’s also been impressed with how Jermaine Gresham is working harder to become a leader:
"Hayes has also noticed that Gresham has emerged as more of a leader at tight end. He started to see some of that last year, but Hayes said that Gresham has embraced that more this offseason."
Gresham has become one of the Bengals most reliable receiving threats, and last season finished the season second on the team in catches (64), receiving yards (737) and TD receptions (5), but needs to be more consistent in his game-to-game production. After registering 6 catches for 108 yards in Week 9 vs the Denver Broncos, Gresh would break the 60-yard receiving mark just two more times, including the Wild-Card loss to the Houston Texans in which he caught two balls for 7 yards.