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Bengals get good news on TE Tyler Eifert

Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) congratulates tight end Tyler Eifert (85) after catching a pass for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) congratulates tight end Tyler Eifert (85) after catching a pass for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

That sound you hear in Cincinnati is a big sigh of relief. Tight end Tyler Eifert, who left Sunday's Pro Bowl in a walking boot, got some positive news on his foot injury.

Eifert was diagnosed with a sprained ankle on Tuesday, and he should be as good as new with a few weeks of rest. Eifert is expected to be ready to go for offseason programs in April.

The first-time Pro Bowl selection had a breakout season in 2015, leading all tight ends with 13 touchdowns while catching 52 passes for 615 yards. Eifert has battled injuries throughout his three-year career, missing three games this past season and the majority of another due to a stinger and a concussion.

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