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Jeff Cumberland | Tight End | #85

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/2/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 260
College: Illinois
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ESPN New York expects the Jets to release TE Jeff Cumberland this offseason.
Cumberland has played behind Kellen Davis for most the year, managing just 13 targets and getting held catchless in 10-of-14 games. The tight end position isn’t valued by OC Chan Gailey, who runs the most four-wide sets in the league. The Jets would save Cumberland's entire salary ($1.9M) from releasing him. Jan 2 - 6:07 PM

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Jeff Cumberland contributed one catch for 48 yards on three targets in the Jets' Week 9 win over the Jaguars.

Cumberland broke free for a 48-yard gain in the third quarter but that was his only contribution. He won’t be on our radar next week against Buffalo.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 06:00:00 PM

Jets TE Jeff Cumberland (probable, concussion) will play in Sunday's game against Washington.

Cumberland practiced in full Friday and is cleared to return. Cumberland isn't a Week 6 streaming option.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 07:50:00 PM

Jets TE Jeff Cumberland (concussion) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Cumberland hasn't been cleared, but is trending in the right direction. Barring a setback, Cumberland should return Sunday.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 07:12:00 PM

Jets declared TE Jeff Cumberland, G Willie Colon, OG Jarvis Harrison, T Ben Ijalana, LB Jamari Lattimore, WR Chris Owusu and CB Darrin Walls inactive for Week 4 against the Dolphins.

Cumberland was ruled out early in the week after suffering a concussion against the Eagles in Week 3. With Jace Amaro (shoulder) and Zach Sudfeld (ACL) already on injured reserve, the Jets are incredibly thin at tight end. Kellen Davis will start there in Week 4 with Wes Saxton serving as the backup.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 08:47:00 AM

Jets TE Jeff Cumberland (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 4.

The Jets will likely turn to blocker Kellen Davis at tight end on London.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 08:00:00 PM

Jets TE Jeff Cumberland is week to week with a concussion.

It's an extra tough week for Cumberland to be concussed, as the Jets have to make a transatlantic flight to London. We'd guess he misses Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Kellen Davis is next up on the depth chart. With Jace Amaro and Zach Sudfeld both on I.R., the Jets will likely have to sign a tight end off the street in the next 24 hours.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 03:52:00 PM

Jets TE Jeff Cumberland is done for the day in Week 3 with a head injury.

Very often, head injuries are concussions. Cumberland is the Jets' starting tight end in the absence of Jace Amaro, who went on I.R. toward the end of camp. Before leaving, Cumberland had two catches for 10 yards on four targets.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 04:15:00 PM

Jets TE Jeff Cumberland caught 2-of-3 targets for 23 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

Cumberland spent 2014 in a rotation with rookie Jace Amaro, finishing with a 23-247-3 receiving line. A former college wide receiver, Cumberland has been billed as a plus athlete, but does not play like it on the field and is also a liability as a blocker. The Jets signed Cumberland to a new three-year, $5.7 million contract last March, so he'll likely be back with the club in 2015. He has zero Dynasty value. The team will hope for a 2015 step forward from tight end of the future Amaro.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:56:00 PM

Jeff Cumberland caught 3-of-5 targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in New York's Week 16 loss to the Patriots.

The touchdown was Cumberland's second of the season. He enters Week 17 the owner of 21 catches.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Jeff Cumberland caught 3-of-4 targets for 50 yards and a touchdown in New York's Week 7 loss to the Patriots.

The score was Cumberland's third of the season, while the three-catch effort was just his third. Cumberland will head into Week 8 the owner of a 15/154/1 line.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 12:44:00 AM

Jeff Cumberland caught four passes for 50 yards in the Jets' Week 1 win over Oakland.

Cumberland got the start at tight end ahead of both Zach Sudfeld and rookie Jace Amaro. Amaro caught 2-of-4 targets for a meager seven yards. Cumberland continues to be a big part of the Jets' offense, but doesn't quite have a reliable enough role to warrant fantasy consideration. As Amaro's role continues to grow, Cumberland's will shrink. He's the in-line tight end for Gang Green.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 05:50:00 PM

Jeff Cumberland is already running behind Jace Amaro in pass-oriented personnel packages.

Cumberland is going to be the in-line complement to Amaro, who is essentially a rocked-up wideout. Cumberland will be lucky to reach last year's 26-398-4 line.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 05:37:00 PM

Jets re-signed TE Jeff Cumberland to a three-year, $5.7 million contract, including $1 million guaranteed.

The money is right. Cumberland played in a timeshare with Kellen Winslow last season, but the Jets believe he's still developing and are reportedly confident in his ability to take the "next step." With Winslow gone, Cumberland will have a chance to be an every-down player. Per the NY Daily News, the Jets could still look to pair Cumberland with another tight end and have had internal discussions about free agents Brandon Pettigrew, Ed Dickson, and Scott Chandler. Cumberland, 27 in May, finished the 2013 season with a 26-398-4 receiving line. Despite the Jets' optimism, we've seen little on Cumberland's game tape that suggests he'll ever grow into a serious fantasy asset. He's a TE2/3.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 08:26:00 PM

The New York Daily News reports the Jets are in "serious negotiations" with free agent TE Jeff Cumberland.

The Jets love Cumberland and reportedly expect him to make a big jump in his development next season. It's unclear whether a deal will get hammered out before free agency opens Tuesday afternoon, but the sides have been talking for a few weeks. Cumberland would ideally be a No. 2 catch-first tight end.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 11:53:00 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Geno Smith
2Bryce Petty
RB1Zac Stacy
2Dri Archer
3Dominique Williams
GLB1Zac Stacy
2Dominique Williams
3RB1Dri Archer
2Zac Stacy
FB1Tommy Bohanon
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Quincy Enunwa
3Kenbrell Thompkins
4Joseph Anderson
5Titus Davis
WR21Eric Decker
2Jeremy Kerley
3Devin Smith
4Chandler Worthy
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Jeff Cumberland
2Jace Amaro
3Zach Sudfeld
4Adrien Robinson
5Brandon Bostick
LT1D'Brickashaw Ferguson
2Jesse Davis
3Sean Hickey
LG1James Carpenter
2Dakota Dozier
C1Nick Mangold
2Wesley Johnson
RG1Brian Winters
2Jarvis Harrison
3Craig Watts
RT1Breno Giacomini
2Brent Qvale
K1Nick Folk
2Kyle Brindza