The Titans released Cunningham from their practice squad Tuesday, Jason Wolf of The Tennessean reports. The tight end failed to crack the Titans' 53-man roster out of training camp, but showed enough ability to earn a spot on the practice squad for the past three months. However, with the Titans ultimately electing to bolster their defensive-line depth with the signing of Johnny Maxey to the practice squad, Cunningham became expendable.
Cunningham was claimed off waivers by the Titans. This marks Cunningham's third team this calendar year, as the tight end was once waived by the Giants before getting the ax from the Jets on Tuesday. In nine games last season, the Southern Connecticut State product caught just eight passes for 59 yards. Now in Tennessee, Cunningham will provide depth behind Delanie Walker, Anthony Fasano, and Craig Stevens.
Cunningham was claimed on waivers by the Jets after being released by the Giants, ESPN reports. The 24-year-old Cunningham has eight receptions for 59 yards in nine career NFL appearances. He'll merely be competing for a backup role with his new team.
Cunningham was released by the Giants on Thursday. The Giants need to make room for undrafted free agents, and Cunningham likely would have entered camp no higher than fourth on the depth chart. He has eight catches for 59 yards in nine NFL appearances.
Cunningham agreed to an exclusive rights tender with the Giants on Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Cunningham won the No. 3 tight end early on in the 2015 season, but didn't start playing a legitimate role until Daniel Fells and later Larry Donnell went down with injuries. During his rookie season, Cunningham caught eight of 16 targets for 59 yards on 186 offensive snaps, hinting that the Giants are probably bringing him back to fill a run-blocking instead of a pass-catching role. Furthering that notion is the emergence of fellow tight end Will Tye as an effective pass-catcher for the Giants late in the 2015 season. Even with Fells now out of New York, Cunningham will probably fulfill a role on special teams and in the run game in 2016, while taking a back seat to Donnell and Tye in the pass game. This doesn't bode well for his fantasy outlook in standard leagues.
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