Can the Tight Ends stay Healthy?
When Tyler Eifert went down in the Pro Bowl last year the Bengals knew they would need a backup plan at TE to start the 2016 season. That backup plan was Tyler Kroft who was then injured early in a preseason practice. Both players will miss at least a few games with Eifert eyeing a return between Weeks 4-6. Now, fullback Ryan Hewitt and backup TE CJ Uzomah will see mostly blocking duties in the tight end role starting the season out. Pounding the ball behind a rock star O-line with two dynamic RB’s will make the job easier. Blocking and leaking out for receptions in the flat off of play-action will be the primary receiving function for the TE early in the season. As the two Tyler’s come back from injury Bengals, fans should expect the Offense to continually improve all year.
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