NY Jets Bring Back Tight End Jeff Cumberland

Today the New York Jets solidify a position of need by signing tight end Jeff Cumberland on a three year deal. Its obvious the Jets believe that Cumberland can still contribute on the offensive side of the ball and help them win games. Cumberland started 12 games last year and was a solid target for Geno Smith finishing the season with 26 receptions for 398 yards and four touchdowns.

It has also been reported that the Jets are high on tight end Zach Sudfeld as well, who is under contract through 2016.

The 24 year old Zach Sudfeld was claimed by the Jets when the New England Patriots released him last October. When Sudfeld did see playing time, he showed some play making ability and the Jets likely see the upside of having him in green and white.

Having both these players on the roster adds depth but it does not mean the Jets wont look at more tight end prospects in the upcoming NFL draft to strengthen the position. We will keep you updated with any other roster moves that are made.

CUMBERLAND CONTRACT UPDATE:

Per Manish Mehta of the NYDN, Jeff Cumberland’s deal is a three year deal at $3.7 million dollars with $1 million dollars guaranteed excluding incentives.

Make sure to check out our New York Jets Message Boards and see what the rest of Jet Nation is saying about this signing.

 

 

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