The Jaguars are expected to decline the team option for Eifert's contract in 2021, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Eifert was expected to earn slightly below $5 million in 2021, but now it looks like he will be entering free agency. He recorded 349 yards and two touchdowns across 15 games for Jacksonville in 2020. It was the 30-year-old's only season with the Jags after spending his first seven years in Cincinatti.
Feb 22, 2021 4:00 PM EST
Eifert caught one of two targets for 10 yards during Sunday's 28-14 loss to Indianapolis.
Analysis: It was a quiet finish to an underwhelming season for the 30-year-old, and he totaled 36 catches for 349 yards and two touchdowns in 15 games. The fact Eifert missed only one game is good news given his injury history, but it didn't lead to much production with the Jags. He could return to Jacksonville if the team exercises his $5 million club option for 2021, but the front office and coaching staff may decide to go in a different direction.
Jan 4, 2021 10:29 AM EST
Eifert caught two of five targets for 17 yards during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Bears.
Analysis: The 30-year-old ranked tied-second on the team with five targets, but e was unable to turn that production into anything worthwhile. There's simply no week-to-week consistency in Eifert's production, and he hasn't eclipsed 30 receiving yards in back-to-back games this season.
Dec 28, 2020 7:25 PM EST
Eifert caught three of four targets for 51 yards during Sunday's 40-14 loss to the Ravens.
Analysis: It's the first time this season Eifert has gone over 50 receiving yards, with a 28-yard reception late in the third quarter accounting for most of the yardage. Even with Jacksonville trailing all afternoon and down 26-0 at halftime, the production in the aerial attack was modest. Eifert has 33 receptions for 322 yards and two touchdowns through 12 games, so his fantasy prospects remain limited heading into Week 16.
Dec 20, 2020 1:53 PM EST
Eifert (quadriceps/knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at Baltimore.
Analysis: The 30-year-old was never a full participant at practice this week due to the quadriceps and knee injury, but that won't affect his availability for Sunday's matchup with the Ravens. Eifert has 30 receptions for 271 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games as Jacksonville's No. 1 tight end this season, so he doesn't offer much for fantasy purposes.
Dec 18, 2020 1:04 PM EST
Eifert (quadriceps/knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Analysis: Eifert's absence from practice Wednesday was characterized as a maintenance day, but the fact that he had two injuries listed alongside his name still makes his status worth tracking ahead of Sunday's game in Baltimore. While the tight end took a step forward by getting back on the practice field Thursday, he may need to put in a full workout Friday to avoid taking a designation into the weekend.
Dec 17, 2020 2:22 PM EST
Eifert had a scheduled day off at practice Wednesday but is listed with quadriceps and knee injuries.
Analysis: Eifert was questionable due to a shoulder issue but managed to suit up last week, and he now appears to be nursing two new injuries. The veteran tight end has regularly received a rest day to begin the week this season, so what he's able to do in practice Thursday and Friday will be more informative as to his Week 15 status.
Dec 16, 2020 2:56 PM EST
Eifert caught both his targets for 22 yards during Sunday's 31-10 loss to the Titans.
Analysis: The 30-year-old played 45 of 71 offensive snaps but was rarely involved in the passing game despite Mike Glennon and Gardner Minshew combining for 54 pass attempts. Eifert's six catches for 45 yards in Week 13 likely represents the ceiling for his weekly production in this offense.
Dec 14, 2020 12:00 PM EST
Eifert (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Analysis: Eifert was considered questionable due to the shoulder issue, but the injury won't prevent him from suiting up Sunday. The 30-year-old played a season-high 72 percent of the defensive snaps last week while catching six passes for 45 yards, and he'll continue to operate as Jacksonville's No. 1 tight end.
Dec 13, 2020 8:40 AM EST
Eifert (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The 30-year-old began the week not practicing but returned as a limited participant Thursday and earned the questionable tag. Eifert appears on track to play in Sunday's divisional matchup, though James O'Shaughnessy is in line to start if he can't play.
Dec 11, 2020 10:39 AM EST
Eifert (shoulder) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, John Glennon of BroadwaySportsMedia.com reports.
Analysis: Eifert didn't practice in any capacity Wednesday, so bumping up to limited reps is a tangible step in the right direction. Of course, it's also worth noting that the veteran tight end has regularly had his practice activity managed this season. As long as he's able to practice in some capacity again Friday, Eifert should be in good shape to suit up for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Dec 10, 2020 1:37 PM EST
Eifert (shoulder) didn't practice Wednesday.
Analysis: Jacksonville's injury report had the reason for his absence listed as both a scheduled day off and a shoulder injury, suggesting this was likely just a maintenance day for the veteran tight end. If Eifert's able to resume practicing Thursday and Friday, he'll be in good shape to play Sunday against the Titans.
Dec 9, 2020 2:01 PM EST
Eifert caught all six targets for 45 yards during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Vikings.
Analysis: The six targets set a season high, as Mike Glennon targeted Eifert and his fellow tight ends (James O'Shaughnessy and Eric Saubert) 13 times. Jacksonville's tight ends haven't found much involvement in the passing game all season, but they played a significant role Week 13. Eifert could have more fantasy relevance for the closing stretch if that trend continues.
Dec 7, 2020 11:36 AM EST
Eifert caught three of four targets for 16 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-25 loss to the Browns.
Analysis: The 30-year-old had his usual minor involvement in the passing game with Mike Glennon starting at quarterback, and he had his first touchdown reception since Week 2. Still, it's not exactly an encouraging performance, as the meager involvement came with wide receivers DJ Chark (ribs) and Chris Conley (hip) sidelined. Eifert is too dependent on touchdowns to be a consistent fantasy option outside the deepest leagues.
Nov 29, 2020 2:31 PM EST
Eifert (concussion) will play in Sunday's game against the Browns.
Analysis: Eifert made a speedy trip through the NFL's concussion protocol and will be available Sunday. The 30-year-old tight end has been underwhelming this season, failing to surpass 48 yards in a game and recording just one touchdown so far. Eifert still commands plenty of reps as the No. 1 option at the position, and he could see more looks in passing situations with wide receivers DJ Chark (ribs) and Chris Conley (hip) ruled out.
Nov 27, 2020 3:15 PM EST
Eifert (concussion) practiced fully Thursday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Analysis: Eifert was limited Wednesday, as he landed in the NFL's concussion protocol. Friday's final injury report of the week will clarify whether the tight end gains full medical clearance for Sunday's game against the Browns or heads into the weekend with a Week 12 injury designation.
Nov 26, 2020 1:09 PM EST
Eifert (concussion) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: Coach Doug Marrone confirmed that Eifert is in the concussion protocol, though it remains unclear how exactly the veteran tight end sustained his head injury. James O'Shaughnessy missed last weekend's contest due to a knee issue, so the Jaguars could be severely lacking for quality tight end play if Eifert isn't able to clear the league's five-step concussion protocol in time to play Week 12.
Nov 25, 2020 3:09 PM EST
Eifert caught two of five targets for 32 yards during Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Steelers.
Analysis: The 30-year-old was tied-second on the team with five targets, but there wasn't much production to be had as quarterback Jake Luton needed 37 attempts to pass for 151 yards. Eifert remains Jacksonville's No. 1 tight end, but the fantasy value is minor as he has only 19 catches for 188 yards and one touchdown through nine games.
Nov 23, 2020 12:37 PM EST
Eifert (shoulder) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Analysis: The 30-year-old was added to the injury report Thursday with the shoulder issue, but it won't impact his availability for Week 11. Eifert should continue to work as Jacksonville's top tight end, but he's averaging only 2.1 catches and 19.5 yards through eight games, and it's a poor matchup against a stout Pittsburgh defense this weekend.
Nov 20, 2020 12:40 PM EST
Eifert was limited in Thursday's practice due to a shoulder injury.
Analysis: Eifert has regularly had his practice reps managed this season, so as long as he's able to practice in at least a limited capacity again Friday it'll bode well for his chances of suiting up. Backup tight end James O'Shaughnessy (knee) has already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Nov 20, 2020 9:47 AM EST
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