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American Football Database
Jerome Cunningham
Cunningham with the Tennessee Titans in 2018
No. 86     
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-05-25) May 25, 1991 (age 30)
Place of birth: Waterbury, Connecticut
Career information
College: Southern Connecticut State
Undrafted in 2013
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants ( 2014 2015)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions     8
Receiving yards     59
Receiving touchdowns     0

Jerome Cunningham (born May 25, 1991) is an American football tight end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He played college football at Southern Connecticut State.

Professional career

After going undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft, Cunningham was invited to the Indianapolis Colts' minicamp, but he did not receive a contract offer and spent the 2013 season out of football.[1]

New York Giants

On August 5, 2014, Cunningham was signed by the New York Giants.[2] On August 26, 2014, he was waived. On September 3, 2014, Cunningham was added to the Giants' practice squad.[3] Cunningham spent the first 15 weeks of the 2014 regular season on the practice squad. On December 17, 2014, Cunningham was promoted to the active roster for the last two games of the regular season.[4][5]

Cunningham made the Giants' 53-man roster to begin the 2015 regular season.[6] On October 18, 2015, he was waived by the Giants.[7] He was re-signed to the Giants' practice squad on October 21, 2015.[8] Cunningham was promoted to the active roster on November 5, 2015.[9] On May 5, 2016, the Giants waived Cunningham.[10]

New York Jets

Cunningham was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on May 9, 2016.[11] On May 24, 2016, he was waived.[12]

Tennessee Titans

On May 25, 2016, Cunningham was claimed off waivers by the Tennessee Titans.[13] On September 2, 2016, he was released by the Titans as part of final roster cuts and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[14][15] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Titans on January 2, 2017.[16]

On September 2, 2017, Cunningham was waived by the Titans and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[17][18] He was released on September 12, 2017.[19] He was re-signed to the practice squad on December 13, 2017.[20] On December 19, 2017, he was released from the practice squad.[21]

On August 7, 2018, Cunningham was re-signed by the Titans.[22] He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[23][24] He was released on September 18, 2018.[25]

Detroit Lions

On September 26, 2018, Cunningham was signed to the Detroit Lions' practice squad.[26] On October 24, he was released and re-signed to the practice squad three days later.[27][28] On October 31, he was cut again but re-signed the next day.[29][30] He was promoted to the active roster on December 11, 2018.[31]


  1. Raanan, Jordan (December 18, 2014). "Who is Jerome Cunningham? 5 things to know about the Giants new tight end". Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  2. Eisen, Michael (August 5, 2014). "Giants add DE Israel Idonije and TE Jerome Cunningham". Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  3. Salomone, Dan (September 3, 2014). "Giants finalize 10-man practice squad; meet the players". Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  4. Salomone, Dan (June 8, 2015). "TE Jerome Cunningham making most of opportunity". Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  5. "Coach Coughlin proud of team for rebounding".
  6. Eisen, Michael (September 5, 2015). "New York Giants announce 53-man roster". Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  7. Eisen, Michael (October 18, 2015). "Giants add CB Brandon McGee to active roster; waive TE Jerome Cunningham". Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  8. Eisen, Michael (October 21, 2015). "Giants sign CB Leon McFadden; make practice squad changes". Archived from the original on December 7, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  9. Eisen, Michael (November 5, 2015). "Owa Odighizuwa placed on Short-Term IR; Cunningham to active roster". Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  10. Eisen, Michael (May 5, 2016). "Giants waive TE Jerome Cunningham, safety G.J. Kinne". Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  11. "Jets claim ex-Giants TE Jerome Cunningham, waive RB/KR Dri Archer".
  12. "Jets Sign Undrafted RB Romar Morris".
  13. Alper, Josh (May 25, 2016). "Jerome Cunningham claimed off waivers by Titans". Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  14. Wyatt, Jim (September 2, 2016). "Titans Down to 53 Players: A Position-by-Position Look". Archived from the original on August 7, 2017.
  15. Wyatt, Jim (September 4, 2016). "Titans Sign Nine Players to Practice Squad". Archived from the original on August 16, 2017.
  16. Cotton, Dan (January 2, 2017). "Titans sign seven players to futures contracts".
  17. Wyatt, Jim (September 2, 2017). "Titans Down to 53 Players: A Position-by-Position Look". Archived from the original on February 6, 2018.
  18. Wyatt, Jim (September 3, 2017). "Titans Add Eight Players to Practice Squad".
  19. Morris, Jimmy (September 12, 2017). "Titans make a couple of practice squad moves".
  20. "Titans Re-Sign TE Jerome Cunningham To Practice Squad". December 13, 2017.
  21. "Jerome Cunningham: Cut from Tennessee's practice squad". December 19, 2017.
  22. Wyatt, Jim (August 7, 2018). "Titans Add LB, TE While Releasing TE Supernaw and Placing LB Palmer on IR".
  23. Wyatt, Jim (September 1, 2018). "Roster Moves: Titans Trim Roster From 90 to 53 Players".
  24. Wyatt, Jim (September 2, 2018). "Titans Add Six To Practice Squad, Including LB Robert Spillane and RB Dalyn Dawkins".
  25. Wyatt, Jim (September 18, 2018). "Titans Add RB Dalyn Dawkins, CB Kenneth Durden While Waiving LB Aaron Wallace".
  26. "Lions release Donnel Pumphrey, sign Jerome Cunningham". September 26, 2018.
  27. Reisman, Jeremy (October 24, 2018). "Notes: Kerryon Johnson 4th in Offensive Rookie of the Year odds". Pride Of Detroit.
  28. Schlitt, Erik (October 27, 2018). "Lions re-sign TE Cunningham to practice squad, release RB Bouagnon". Lions Wire.
  29. "Lions sign free agent LB Kelvin Sheppard". October 31, 2018.
  30. "Jerome Cunningham: Joins Lions' practice squad". November 1, 2018.
  31. "Lions place DE Ezekiel Ansah and TE Michael Roberts on Reserve-Injured". December 11, 2018.