Dec 29, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland (87) makes a catch as Miami Dolphins free safety Reshad Jones (20) defends during the second half of the game at Sun Life Stadium. The Jets defeated Miami 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Jets Sign Jeff Cumberland to a Three-Year Deal

It’s not quite time for free agency yet, but the Jets have begun to make some moves to get the offense in the right direction.

As reported by the Daily News, the Jets have come to terms on a three-year contract, keeping Jeff Cumberland in town.  At the time of this post, no financials have been released regarding the contract.

This will not preclude the Jets from going after other tight ends as they have had talks about Brandon Pettigrew, Ed Dickson, and Scott Chandler.  We all know that the team will have the money to make additional moves.

Cumberland has had flashes in his first four seasons in the league, but hasn’t put it all together yet, but the Jets are confident that he can.  Here are his stats for his career so far:

Receiving & Rushing

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
2010 23 NYJ 86 1 0 1 3 3.0 0 3 1.0 3.0 3 0 0 0
2011 24 NYJ 86 3 0 2 35 17.5 0 33 0.7 11.7 35 0 0 0
2012 25 NYJ TE/wr 86 15 12 29 359 12.4 3 39 1.9 23.9 359 3 0 2
2013 26 NYJ TE 87 15 12 26 398 15.3 4 47 1.7 26.5 398 4 0 3
Career 34 24 58 795 13.7 7 47 1.7 23.4 795 7 0 5

We will see the moves that are made in the upcoming weeks.

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  • Paul Newbold

    Good way to start out! Cumberland has been adequate at best, but I think he’ll be a valuable signing this season. The signing keeps some of the offensive talent the Jets have on this roster. Cumberland has flashed as you said, Winslow got most of the attention from Geno, which limited Cumberlands opportunities. Paired with another competent TE, he could take the next step this year. Great News for the Jets!!

    • Alan Schechter

      Totally agree with the both of you, Paul, and Aceside,

  • aceside420

    I like this guy This is a good move Soon as we get some weapons(wr) we will see fast results from Cumberland