Cumberland (Achilles) signed a one-year contract to stay with the Chargers on Wednesday. Cumberland also signed a one-year deal with the Chargers last year, ultimately missing the entire campaign after tearing an Achilles during the preseason. He should be available for training camp, where he'll likely compete with Sean McGrath, Asante Cleveland and Jake McGee for the No. 3 tight end role behind Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates. Cumberland had at least 23 catches and three touchdowns in three straight seasons (2012-2014) with the Jets, but he'll turn 30 in May and is now with a team that has far more talent at his position.
Cumberland (Achilles) is expected to re-sign with the Chargers, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports. Signed by the Chargers last offseason, Cumberland suffered a torn Achilles during the preseason and subsequently missed the entire year. Even if he returns to full strength, he'll merely be competing for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart behind Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates. Cumberland could enter camp as a long shot to make the final roster.
Cumberland (Achilles) was placed on the Chargers' injured reserve list Monday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Cumberland suffered a torn Achilles' tendon Friday during the Chargers' second preseason game against the Cardinals, ending his 2016 campaign before it had even started. When healthy, he'll hit the free agent market as an unrestricted free agent in 2017.
Cumberland (torn achilles) announced Saturday that he will miss the entire 2016 campaign, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Cumberland suffered what appeared to be a very serious leg injury during Friday's preseason contest with the Cardinals. With the fate of his health now known, Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry surface as the only legitimate receiving threats at tight end for the Chargers. While Gates is likely to consume most of Philip Rivers' targets, Henry has been an impressive weapon and could be of some service this season.
Cumberland left Friday's preseason game with an apparently serious left leg injury, the San Diego Union-Tribune's Michael Gehlken reports. He came up lame while trying to chase down a pass in the end zone, and came up favoring his left leg. Cumberland was then carted into the locker room for further evaluation with a towel hanging over his head. Even a healthy Cumberland would have struggled to be a viable fantasy option in most formats this season, as he was trailing Antonio Gates, among others, on the depth chart.
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