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Eifert out, Iloka doubtful for MNF against Broncos

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The Bengals will again be without Pro Bowl tight end Tyler Eifert Monday as the team attempts to clinch a playoff bye against the Denver Broncos, the team announced. 

Eifert suffered a concussion Dec. 13 against Pittsburgh and missed last week's game against San Francisco. The tight end has a team best 12 touchdown catches on the season and would have provided a security blanket for A.J. McCarron who's making second career NFL start.

Safety George Iloka is listed as doubtful Monday night. Iloka is fighting a lingering groin injury that caused him to miss the 49ers game last week. Shawn Williams will likely step in for Iloka. Williams caught the game-clinching interception last week in the endzone as San Francisco was driving to get back in the game.

Linebackers Vontaze Burfict (Probable), Emmanuel Lamur (Hamstring) and Vincent Rey (Hamstring) are all listed as probable. Offensive lineman Jake Fisher is also listed as probable. 

Starting quarterback Andy Dalton has been ruled out as he recovers from his thumb injury. 

The Bengals clinched the AFC North on Sunday after the Baltimore Ravens beat the Pittsburgh Steelers. The division championship guarantees a playoff home game for the Bengals. A win against the Broncos would clinch a first round bye and keep hope alive for the possible No. 1 seed in the AFC.

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