TE Jeff Cumberland - Free Agent

6-4, 255Born: 5-2-1987College: IllinoisDrafted: ---

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2017 Week 14 vs WAS (2 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)

Cumberland caught just his second pass of the season early on, for zero gain. It would hardly be worth a mention, except he inexplicably got another target in the second half. However, he dropped it while trying to turn upfield before securing it.

2015 Week 3 vs PHI (4 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)

Jeff Cumberland was virtually a non-factor outside of two catches for short gains. Cumberland was the intended recipient of Marshall's lateral pass, but the miscue was recovered by Philadelphia. Cumberland exited the game during the third quarter with a head injury.

2015 Week 7 vs NE (3 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)

For the first time in weeks, Cumberland made a reception and received an end zone target. Early in the first quarter, Cumberland was targeted on a corner route, but was unable to secure the target. Safety Patrick Chung grabbed Cumberland's arm, but Cumberland did not get a flag.

2015 Week 8 vs OAK (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Cumberland only caught one pass for seven yards as New York's offense primarily operates out of three wide receiver looks.

2015 Week 9 vs JAX (3 / 1 / 44 / 0 rec)

For the first time this season, Jeff Cumberland made a big play to extend a drive. Cumberland ran free down the seam, fought through an initial arm tackle for a 43-yard gain.

2014 Week 1 vs OAK (5 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)

After missing the third pre-season game, Jeff Cumberland started ahead of Jace Amaro and Zach Sudfeld. Cumberland played the majority of his snaps as an in-line tight end, but makes an obvious impact when he's deployed as a pass catcher. Cumberland doesn't flash as a route runner, but caught four of his five targets for 50 yards. Cumberland strictly ran seam or deep post routes and took advantage of match-ups against Oakland's sluggish linebackers. Early in the second quarter, Smith and Cumberland connected for a 26-yard gain on a seam route. Cumberland appeared to have a clear path into the end zone, but was tackled at the three-yard line. Cumberland is a great run blocker, but also offers Smith a big target over the middle of the field.

2014 Week 2 vs GB (2 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)

Jeff Cumberland was unable to build upon last week's showing. Cumberland was only targeted twice and hauled in his only pass on a short crossing route early in the first quarter.

2014 Week 3 vs CHI (6 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)

Jeff Cumberland was primarily utilized as a blocker, but was targeted as Smith's safety blanket. Cumberland only ran short curl routes and was not featured as a seam stretching option like he had been in Weeks 1 and 2.

2014 Week 5 vs SD (6 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

Cumberland was targeted on a seam routes by both Smith and Vick, but San Diego rolled safety help to deny Cumberland. Cumberland secured both of his catches on quick out-routes for gains of six yards, when San Diego relaxed its coverage.

2014 Week 6 vs DEN (2 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)

While Amaro was featured as the pass catching tight end, Cumberland spent the majority of the afternoon blocking. Cumberland was deployed on a few routes and came away with minimal gains. During the first quarter, Smith checked down to Cumberland on third and long for a five-yard gain. During the third quarter, Cumberland once again received a check down from Smith for a five-yard gain.

2014 Week 7 vs NE (4 / 3 / 50 / 1 rec)

Based on snap count and usage, Cumberland was New York's top tight end. Cumberland appeared on 77 of 87 offensive snaps and hauled in his first touchdown during the fourth quarter. On a 3rd-and-6 play from New England's 10-yard line, Cumberland ran a drag route across the front of the end zone and easily beat the smaller Patrick Chung to complete the scoring play. During the first quarter, Cumberland ran a deep post route and hauled in a 28-yard pass for a first down. When deployed as a receiver, Cumberland was able to win his match-ups against New England's safeties.

2014 Week 12 vs BUF (3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Alike New York's other pass catchers, Cumberland failed to make any plays in this blowout loss. Cumberland secured his only during the four quarter on a short crossing route.

2014 Week 15 vs TEN (2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

Over the last few games, Cumberland has been relatively quiet, serving more as a run blocker than pass catcher. Cumberland caught two passes, both on seam routes where he created separation against the linebacker.

2014 Week 16 vs NE (5 / 3 / 43 / 1 rec)

In recent weeks, Jeff Cumberland has primarily served as a blocker. When deployed as a pass catcher, however, Cumberland has been highly effective. During the second quarter, Smith executed a beautiful play-action fake and found Cumberland on a seam-route for a 20-yard touchdown. Cumberland was wide open as Patrick Chung blew the coverage. During the fourth quarter, Smith found Cumberland for an 8-yard gain on a drag route for a first down. Two plays later, Smith came back to Cumberland on a slant route for a 15-yard gain.

2014 Week 17 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 23 / 1 rec)

Jeff Cumberland spent the majority of his afternoon blocking, but was responsible for catching Geno Smith's third touchdown pass. During the fourth quarter, Cumberland ran a deep corner route and Smith hit him in stride for a 23-yard touchdown. Cumberland showed impressive body control and poise to hang onto the pass. This scoring play boosted New York's lead to 13 points.

2013 Week 3 vs BUF (3 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)

Jeff Cumberland has primarily served as a blocker, but was asked to run a few routes against Buffalo's suspect secondary. Early in the third quarter, Cumberland ran a deep seam route for an 18-yard gain. Smith dropped the ball behind the inside linebacker for the big gain. Outside of this reception, Cumberland served as a safety valve, check down option for Smith. Kellen Winslow only had one target, so tight end production may be inconsistent on a week-to-week basis.

2013 Week 4 vs TEN (1 / 1 / 34 / 1 rec)

Jeff Cumberland primarily served as a blocker, but began running routes during the second half. Cumberland's touchdown occurred on a deep seam route where Smith fit the pass in a tight window. Cumberland stiff-armed Bernard Pollard and ran an additional 15 yards for the touchdown.

2013 Week 5 vs ATL (4 / 3 / 79 / 1 rec)

Another week, another touchdown for Jeff Cumberland. Early in the 2nd quarter on a 3rd-and-11 from Atlanta's 20-yard line, Smith threw an absolute bullet to Jeff Cumberland for a 20-yard touchdown. Cumberland ran a post route and won inside position against the linebacker. Smith delivered the ball above the linebacker's outstretched hand and in a spot where only Cumberland could make a play. Cumberland created a mismatch against Atlanta's inside linebackers, which was very telling. Tight ends abuse Atlanta's pass coverage, so New York put an emphasis on using Cumberland early and often. Early in the 1st quarter, Smith completed a 3rd-and-8 pass to Cumberland on a slant route for a 12-yard gain. Right before halftime, Cumberland had his biggest play on the season, yardage wise, as he caught a post route and ran down the seam for a 47-yard gain.

2013 Week 6 vs PIT (5 / 4 / 59 / 0 rec)

Cumberland continues to make plays when Geno Smith needs him. On a 1st-and-10 play from Pittsburgh's 11-yard line, Smith found Cumberland over the middle for a 7-yard gain. Cumberland attempted to wiggle away from Lawrence Timmons' tackle, but was unable to get away. During the 3rd quarter, Cumberland beat Ryan Clark down the seam for a 29-yard gain. Cumberland's final two receptions occurred during the fourth quarter as Cumberland found soft spots in zone coverage. Cumberland continues to terrorize safeties over the middle of the field. Given Kellen Winslow's four game suspension, expect Cumberland to be heavily involved in the game plan.

2013 Week 7 vs NE (7 / 3 / 41 / 0 rec)

Jeff Cumberland started the game with a big play, but New England quickly adjusted and took him away. Geno Smith found Cumberland deep down the right sideline for a 25-yard gain to start the game. Cumberland displayed crisp route running and soft hands as he made the reception over the linebacker. Due to New England's pressure, Cumberland saw half of his targets sail out of bounds. Many were hoping for Cumberland to build upon his strong showings, but New England made adjustments and took him away with physical play at the line of scrimmage.

2013 Week 8 vs CIN (2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

For the second straight week, the opposition has taken away Cumberland. Cumberland saw just two targets and was closely defended in man coverage. Cumberland's lone reception occurred during the second quarter where he ran a seam route on a 3rd-and-1 and secured a 9-yard gain.

2013 Week 11 vs BUF (4 / 3 / 25 / 1 rec)

Jeff Cumberland started and appeared in his first game since Week 8. Geno Smith targeted Cumberland just two times during his three quarters of play, which was extremely surprising. Cumberland became Smith's favorite target early in the season, so his lack of targets was surprising. Cumberland was targeted on one of Smith's interceptions, but Smith did not look off Jarius Byrd as he tried to find Cumberland on a seam route. Cumberland secured two of his three receptions with Matt Simms at quarterback, including a 13-yard touchdown on a post route. Kellen Winslow returned from his suspension, but only secured one catch.

2013 Week 12 vs BAL (2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Midway through the third quarter, Cumberland ran a quick out-route and secure a short 9-yard gain.

2013 Week 13 vs MIA (3 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Once again, Jeff Cumberland was targeted on a limited basis. Early in the first quarter, Cumberland caught a quick out-route for a six-yard gain. Early in the season, Cumberland was one of Geno Smith's favorite targets. However, Smith's shortcomings have led to less production for Cumberland.

2013 Week 15 vs CAR (4 / 3 / 50 / 1 rec)

For the first time in weeks, Jeff Cumberland made several big plays. Mid-way through the third quarter, Cumberland completed a 35-yard catch-and-run to put New York in Carolina territory. Cumberland beat Luke Kuechly down the seam and used his athleticism to create yards after the catch. Late in the fourth quarter, Cumberland ran a quick slant route and secured a 8-yard touchdown. Throughout this season, Cumberland and Smith have connected for several big plays. Cumberland has dealt with injuries during the last few weeks so his production has been sporadic. Today's performance seems to indicate those injury issues are behind him.

2013 Week 16 vs CLE (3 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)

Alike Jeremy Kerley, Jeff Cumberland has been one of Geno Smith's favorite targets on third down. Late in the second quarter, Cumberland converted a 3rd-and-3 opportunity by running down the seam and securing a 12-yard gain. Late in third quarter, Cumberland ran a deep post route and secured an 18-yard gain to put his team in Cleveland's territory.

2013 Week 17 vs MIA (2 / 1 / 30 / 0 rec)

Midway through the fourth quarter, Jeff Cumberland ran a deep seam route and caught a 30-yard pass from Bilal Powell out of the Wildcat formation. During 2013, Cumberland led the team with four receiving touchdowns.

2012 Week 2 vs PIT (5 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

Much like Reuland, Cumberland is more of a "jumbo" set option who is best suited for blocking. His two catches in this game had little impact, and he likely only got two chances because of Dustin Keller's absence.

2012 Week 3 vs MIA (6 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)

For the second straight week, Cumberland started in place of the injured Dustin Keller. Cumberland was the recipient of Sanchez's first completion, a short three-yard gain. In the second quarter, Sanchez found Cumberland for 19 yards on a key third down. Late in the third quarter, Cumberland was wide open in the end zone, but Sanchez overthrew him. Cumberland is a traditional blocking tight end, but will keep receiving targets until Keller returns.

2012 Week 4 vs SF (5 / 4 / 17 / 0 rec)

For the third straight week, Cumberland started in place of the injured Dustin Keller. Cumberland wasn't involved until early in the third quarter. On Sanchez's first pass of the second half, Cumberland caught a short dump off pass and gained ten yards. Cumberland gave a great second effort by stiff arming a defender and running his legs after the first hit. Later in the third quarter, Cumberland caught a quick dump off in the middle of the field and side stepped Patrick Willis for a six-yard gain. Cumberland isn't an explosive receiver, but he is a solid outlet option for Sanchez. On special teams, Cumberland whiffed horribly on a block that resulted in a blocked punt.

2012 Week 5 vs HOU (4 / 2 / 51 / 1 rec)

For the fourth straight week, Cumberland started in place of the injured Dustin Keller. Cumberland made his first career touchdown catch during his team's third drive. Cumberland ran a sharp seam route, laid out of the ball in the end zone, and came down with the 27 yard catch. Cumberland juggled the catch to the ground, but was able to hold onto it. No one will mistake Cumberland for Jimmy Graham, but his touchdown gave the Jet offense a needed spark. Cumberland's other reception came on 24-yard out-route. At the end of the game, Cumberland attempted to catch a high pass from Sanchez, but the ball was tipped and intercepted by the Texans. While the touchdown was great Sanchez's confidence, the Jet offense desperately needs Dustin Keller to return.

2012 Week 7 vs NE (1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

With Keller back in the lineup, Cumberland was relegated to blocking duties. Cumberland's sole reception occurred during his team's second drive. Facing a 3rd-and-11, Sanchez found Cumberland for a short four yard gain.

2012 Week 12 vs NE (4 / 4 / 58 / 0 rec)

Cumberland caught all three of his first half targets for 19 yards. In each instance, New England matched the slow-footed Brandon Spikes up against Cumberland and Cumberland found some success over the middle. After halftime, Cumberland ran a seam route and Sanchez hit him in stride for a 39-yard gain. Once again, New England opted to match Spikes up against Cumberland and Cumberland was able to get behind him for the big gain.

2012 Week 13 vs ARI (4 / 2 / 25 / 1 rec)

Cumberland continues to create mismatches for opposing defenses. During his team's first drive, Cumberland ran a deep fade route and secured a 24-yard gain. Cumberland excels at beating slow-footed, run-stuffing linebackers off the line of scrimmage and finding soft spots in the defense. Cumberland secured the game's only touchdown on a play-action roll out play. Cumberland leaked out, ran into the back of the end zone and secured the one-yard touchdown catch.

2012 Week 14 vs JAX (2 / 1 / 37 / 0 rec)

Starting in place of the injured Dustin Keller, Cumberland spent the majority of the game sealing the edges for Jet running backs. However, Cumberland made the biggest play of the game for the passing game. On a key 3rd-and-8 with just 2:45 remaining, Cumberland ran a seam route and hauled in a 37-yard gain. The ball was perfectly thrown and Cumberland showed soft hands as he made the catch.

2012 Week 15 vs TEN (9 / 4 / 53 / 1 rec)

Starting in place of the injured Dustin Keller, Cumberland became Sanchez's preferred target. During the third quarter, Sanchez delivered a perfect back shoulder to Cumberland. Cumberland plucked the ball, turned up field, and ran in for the 17-yard touchdown. Two drives later, Sanchez found Cumberland streaking down the seam for a 22-yard gain. Cumberland had several other big play opportunities, but Sanchez made some poor throws. Cumberland is an excellent blocker, but has been impressive as a receiver.

2012 Week 16 vs SD (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Cumberland was the starting TE for New York, but he did not catch a single pass in the game. Backup Hayden Smith was the only TE to catch a ball for New York.

2012 Week 17 vs BUF (6 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)

Cumberland had three catches on six targets, picking up 36 yards. Cumberland's long went for 18 yards and came on the final play of the game. Cumberland received one red zone target, but like most of his throws, Sanchez badly missed his TE.

2011 Week 1 vs DAL (2 / 1 / 33 / 0 rec)

Cumberland was primarily in to block but was targeted twice during the game, once in the second (which fell incomplete) and again in the middle of the third. On that second pass, Cumberland ran a deeper route and was able to haul in the ball and gain a few more yards before being run out of bounds.

2011 Week 2 vs JAX (2 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

Cumberland was targeted by quarterback Mark Sanchez twice, once early on a pass which fell incomplete and once in the third quarter for a pair of yards. On the play, Sanchez checked down under pressure and dumped the pass off to Cumberland whi did a good job catching the ball.

2011 Week 3 vs OAK (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Cumberland had been playing well so far this season but left the game with an achilles injury which will cost the team his services for the season.