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Bengals exercise option, keep Tyler Eifert under contract through 2017

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Bengals have exercised a team option to keep Pro Bowl Tight End Tyler Eifert under contract through the 2017 season, extending the life of his current contract by one year.

“We had very high expectations for Tyler when we drafted him, and he has met them all,” said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. “He’s a hugely important part of our team as we go forward.”

Eifert had 13 touchdowns last season, a Bengals record for a tight end and just one shy of the NFL lead among all players. Eifert also had 52 catches for 615 yards, despite missing three games with an injury.

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