Second-year player out of Fresno State has joined Bengals practice squad after opening 2012 on Cleveland practice squad ... Entered NFL in 2011 with Cleveland as college free agent and spent the first 12 weeks of ’11 on Browns practice squad before being signed to active roster and playing in final five games (no statistics).
2012 HIGHLIGHTS: Spent preseason with Cleveland and played in all four Browns preseason games, logging 10 tackles on defense and two on special teams ... Waived Aug. 31 and signed Sept. 1 to Browns practice squad ... Released by Browns on Oct. 9 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on Nov. 12.
Eifert had surgery back in late May and the three-month prognosis makes him very iffy for the Sept. 11 opener against the Jets. On Friday he wouldn’t rule himself out and said his rehab is going well enough that the boot comes off next week. But he wouldn’t commit to a timeline.
As left tackle Andrew Whitworth mused Thursday on the 11th reporting day of his career, the difference between his rookie training camp at Kentucky’s Georgetown College and the one last year at homey Paul Brown Stadium? Night and day. With a 12-5 September record since 2011, take a bow Marvin Lewis.
The Bengals reported to Paul Brown Stadium Thursday and as five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green began his sixth training camp he says he’s one of a group of about five vying to replace Calvin Johnson as the NFL’s best wide receiver ... They signed vet safety Jimmy Wilson, who knows the defense from days with Kevin Coyle ... Vontaze Burfict went on the non-football injury list, but it's not believed serious ...