Jeff Cumberland TE SD 1 month ago

The Chargers and Cumberland agreed to a one-year contract Monday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cumberland joins a tight-end group composed entirely of undrafted free agents, though the leader of the corps is among the top receiving TE in NFL history (Antonio Gates). As the second-most experienced body, Cumberland is coming off a campaign in which he recorded five catches (on 13 targets) for 77 yards with the Jets. It's difficult to project a significant role for the soon-to-be 29-year-old in 2016.

Jeff Cumberland TE SD 2 months ago

The Jets have released Cumberland, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Per the report, the move saves the Jets $1.9 million against their 2016 salary cap, though with Cumberland coming off a five-catch effort in 2015, he's off the fantasy radar unless he resurfaces in an ideal situation.

Jeff Cumberland TE SD 4 months ago

Cumberland was active, but didn't see a pass target Sunday against the Bills.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cumberland ended the season with five receptions for 77 yards and only saw a single pass target over his last seven games. Next year, he'll enter the last year of a three-year contract with the Jets. In the current Jets offensive scheme, it's unlikely that he'll ever be featured in the offense.

Jeff Cumberland TE SD 4 months ago

Cumberland was active, but posted no stats Sunday against the Patriots

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cumberland has now seen only a single pass target over his last seven games. On the season, he has five receptions for 77 yards.

Jeff Cumberland TE SD 5 months ago

Cumberland had one pass target, but recorded no stats Sunday against the Titans.

Competitive Edge Analysis

When on the field, Cumberland was primarily used as a blocker and was rarely running pass routes. This was the first target he's seen over his last five contests, and he has five receptions for 77 yards on the season.

Jeff Cumberland TE SD 5 months ago

Cumberland was active, but failed to see a pass target Sunday against the Dolphins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After seeing three targets in three straight games, Cumberland has now failed to see a single target in his last three games.

Jeff Cumberland TE SD 6 months ago

Cumberland played but was not targeted Thursday against the Bills.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After seeing three targets in three straight games, Cumberland was shut out of the box score. It appears the Jets prefer to throw the overwhelming majority of their passes to their wide receivers.

Jeff Cumberland TE SD 6 months ago

Cumberland caught one of three pass targets for 44 yards Sunday against the Jaguars.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cumberland took advantage of a busted coverage as nobody covered him on his long gain. He's only averaging one reception per contest over his last five games. In addition, his 44 receiving yards surpassed the 33 yards he had accumulated the entire season through Week 8.

Jeff Cumberland TE SD 6 months ago

Cumberland caught one pass for 16 yards Sunday against the Patriots.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cumberland made his catch early in the game, but Ryan Fitzpatrick sent the overwhelming majority of his pass targets to his wide receivers, keeping his tight end quiet. Cumberland did see three targets, and this was the second time in five games in which he's had passes thrown his way.

Jeff Cumberland TE SD 7 months ago

Cumberland (concussion) was not targeted Sunday against Washington.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cumberland had not played since Week 3 against the Eagles, and even though he was cleared through the league's concussion protocol, he wasn't expected to make much of an impact given how few times quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown to him this season.