CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is officially questionable to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said they'll make a decision on his status Sunday, but everything points toward Eifert making his season debut.
Eifert went through his first full practice of the season on Friday. Although it was only a walk-through, he appears to be on track to play. Eifert has spent the better part of the year recovering from an ankle injury that occurred in the Pro Bowl, and rehabbed all summer after May surgery.
Eifert said he was set to make his debut against the Cowboys on Oct. 8, but a back injury sent him to the sideline again and caused him to miss an additional two games. He told reporters he feels confident in both the ankle and the back and feels ready to play this weekend.
Eifert is the only player on the Bengals injury report. Center Russell Bodine (ankle), guard Clint Boling (shoulder), linebacker Vontaze Burfict (ankle), defensive tackle Pat Sims (neck) and wide receiver James Wright (knee) all participated fully Friday.
For the Browns, defensive back Marcus Burley (hamstring), wide receiver Corey Coleman (hand), tight end Seth DeValve (knee), quarterback Josh McCown (shoulder) are out. Cornerback Joe Haden (groin) is doubtful. Defensive lineman Xavier Cooper (shoulder), wide receiver Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) and tight end Randall Telfer (ankle) are questionable.