Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon didn’t start the second half of Sunday’s game because of a knee injury but returned in the third quarter.
Before briefly leaving with the injury, the Wisconsin product was having a big day, with 78 rushing yards on 15 carries, including an 11-yard run for a score.
He missed Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers but played in the Bengals’ first two games. He did not practice at all last week.
Eifert, 27, was one of the team’s top red zone targets in 2015 and had 13 touchdown receptions. He played in only eight games last season due to a combination of back and ankle injuries. He has missed 28 games due to injury in his NFL career and has never completed a full season without injury.
He underwent offseason surgery on his back, which he admitted in July will affect him in some ways for the rest of his career. He was unable to participate in practice during organized team activities but was back for training camp.
The 2013 first-round pick is in the final year of his rookie contract with the Bengals.
Although he was able to catch balls in practice, he told reporters this pain is worse than the pain associated with last year’s shoulder injury. This is a Sunday night game for Washington, which hosts the Oakland Raiders. For fantasy owners who want to wait on Reed’s official status, be sure to have an alternate plan in place.