Cumberland (86) with the Jets in 2012
|Date of birth:May 2, 1987|
|Place of birth: Columbus, Ohio|
|Undrafted in 2010|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* New York Jets ( 2010– 2015)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2017|
Jeffrey Lionell Cumberland (born May 2, 1987) is an American football tight end who is a free agent. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Jets in 2010. He played college football at Illinois.
Cumberland was selected to the Ohio News Network/Ohio High Magazine All-Ohio team. He was an PrepStar All-American in high school. He was ranked as the 11th-best prospect from the state of Ohio.
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|6 ft 4 in||249 lb||4.45 s||1.54 s||2.61 s||4.39 s||6.89 s||35 1/2 in||9 ft 10 in||20 rep|
Cumberland went undrafted and would later sign with the New York Jets.
New York Jets
Cumberland went undrafted and would later sign with the New York Jets. He only appeared in one game during his rookie season in 2010 and caught one pass for three yards.
Cumberland made his NFL debut against the Buffalo Bills on January 2, 2011. Cumberland suffered a torn achilles tendon on September 25, 2011 against the Oakland Raiders. He was placed on the injured reserve list the following day. In the 2011 season, he appeared in three games and had two receptions for 35 yards on the season.
In the 2012 season, Cumberland appeared in 15 games and recorded 29 receptions for 359 yards and three touchdowns.
In the 2013 season, Cumberland appeared in 15 games and recorded 26 receptions for 398 yards and a career-high four touchdowns.
Cumberland and the Jets agreed on a new three-year contract on March 7, 2014. In the 2014 season, he appeared in all 16 regular season games and recorded 23 receptions for 247 yards and three touchdowns.
In the 2015 season, Cumberland appeared in 15 games but only had five receptions for 77 yards.
On March 9, 2016, Cumberland was released by the Jets.
San Diego / Los Angeles Chargers
|2016||SD||Did not play due to injury|
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- Orr, Conor (January 2, 2011). "Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, LaDainian Tomlison among Jets inactives". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on January 2, 2011. https://www.webcitation.org/5vRQcCTHi?url=http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2011/01/darrelle_revis_antonio_cromart.html. Retrieved January 2, 2011.
- Vrentas, Jenny (September 26, 2011). "Jets will elevate TE Josh Baker from practice squad to replace Jeff Cumberland". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. https://www.webcitation.org/6204atT6I?url=http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2011/09/jets_will_elevate_te_josh_bake.html. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
- David Smith, Michael. "Jets, Jeff Cumberland agree to three-year deal". Pro Football Talk. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/03/07/jets-jeff-cumberland-agree-to-three-year-deal/. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
- Lange, Randy (March 9, 2016). "Jeremy Kerley, Jeff Cumberland Released". https://web.archive.org/web/20160622001715/http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-9/Jeremy-Kerley-Jeff-Cumberland-Released/0c9b7841-45d5-4ebb-a055-4c46e57664b3. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
- Henne, Ricky (April 4, 2016). "Chargers Sign Veteran TE Jeff Cumberland". http://www.chargers.com/news/2016/04/04/chargers-sign-veteran-te-jeff-cumberland. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
- Williams, Eric D. (August 20, 2016). "Chargers TE Jeff Cumberland out for season with Achilles injury". http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/17355372/san-diego-chargers-tight-end-jeff-cumberland-season-torn-left-achilles-tendon. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
- Henne, Ricky (April 12, 2017). "Bolts Bring Back Jeff Cumberland". http://www.chargers.com/news/2017/04/12/bolts-bring-back-jeff-cumberland.
- Henne, Ricky (September 2, 2017). "Los Angeles Chargers Cut Down Roster to 53". https://web.archive.org/web/20171228125650/http://www.chargers.com/news/2017/09/02/los-angeles-chargers-cut-down-roster-53.
- Henne, Ricky (November 7, 2017). "Chargers Announce Flurry of Transactions". https://web.archive.org/web/20180210205650/http://www.chargers.com/news/2017/11/07/chargers-announce-flurry-transactions.
- "Jeff Cumberland Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/13555/jeff-cumberland. Retrieved July 21, 2014.