QJeff Cumberland
TE LAC (9)
2 weeks ago

Cumberland (Achilles) signed a one-year contract to stay with the Chargers on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Cumberland also signed a one-year deal with the Chargers last year, ultimately missing the entire campaign after tearing an Achilles during the preseason. He should be available for training camp, where he'll likely compete with Sean McGrath, Asante Cleveland and Jake McGee for the No. 3 tight end role behind Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates. Cumberland had at least 23 catches and three touchdowns in three straight seasons (2012-2014) with the Jets, but he'll turn 30 in May and is now with a team that has far more talent at his position.

QJeff Cumberland
TE LAC (9)
2 weeks ago

Cumberland (Achilles) is expected to re-sign with the Chargers, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Signed by the Chargers last offseason, Cumberland suffered a torn Achilles during the preseason and subsequently missed the entire year. Even if he returns to full strength, he'll merely be competing for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart behind Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates. Cumberland could enter camp as a long shot to make the final roster.

QJeff Cumberland
TE LAC (9)
8 months ago

Cumberland (Achilles) was placed on the Chargers' injured reserve list Monday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cumberland suffered a torn Achilles' tendon Friday during the Chargers' second preseason game against the Cardinals, ending his 2016 campaign before it had even started. When healthy, he'll hit the free agent market as an unrestricted free agent in 2017.

QJeff Cumberland
TE LAC (9)
8 months ago

Cumberland (torn achilles) announced Saturday that he will miss the entire 2016 campaign, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cumberland suffered what appeared to be a very serious leg injury during Friday's preseason contest with the Cardinals. With the fate of his health now known, Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry surface as the only legitimate receiving threats at tight end for the Chargers. While Gates is likely to consume most of Philip Rivers' targets, Henry has been an impressive weapon and could be of some service this season.

QJeff Cumberland
TE LAC (9)
8 months ago

Cumberland left Friday's preseason game with an apparently serious left leg injury, the San Diego Union-Tribune's Michael Gehlken reports.

EDGE Analysis

He came up lame while trying to chase down a pass in the end zone, and came up favoring his left leg. Cumberland was then carted into the locker room for further evaluation with a towel hanging over his head. Even a healthy Cumberland would have struggled to be a viable fantasy option in most formats this season, as he was trailing Antonio Gates, among others, on the depth chart.

QJeff Cumberland
TE LAC (9)
1 year ago

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

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.

QJeff Cumberland
TE LAC (9)
1 year ago

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

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.

QJeff Cumberland
TE LAC (9)
1 year ago

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

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.

QJeff Cumberland
TE LAC (9)
1 year ago

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

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.

QJeff Cumberland
TE LAC (9)
1 year ago

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

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.