Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is currently in Los Angeles contemplating a season-ending third back surgery, according to ESPN.com.
Eifert has featured in just two games this season, hauling in four passes for 42 yards.
Tyler Kroft has stepped up in Eifert’s absence with 14 receptions for 139 yards and two touchdowns. Both scores came in a 31-7 win over the Browns.
Eifert is in the last of a four-year $8.2 million deal. In 2015, he caught 52 passes for 615 yards and 13 touchdowns.