The Chargers will sign Cumberland to a contract this week, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
The Chargers already have four tight ends on the roster, suggesting that Cumberland's addition may be a byproduct of one of those other options at the position dealing with a yet-to-be-disclosed injury. Whether that's in fact the case or not, Cumberland will still be buried on the depth chart and is unlikely to see an abundance of snaps on offense. Cumberland last appeared in the league with the Jets in 2015, hauling in five of 14 targets for 77 yards and no scores.
Cumberland was released by the Chargers on Saturday, Ricky Henne of the team's official site reports.
The fact Cumberland wasn't released with an injury settlement suggests he's past the hamstring injury that bothered him last week. As a vested veteran, he's immediately eligible to sign with another team.
Cumberland did not practice Wednesday due to a hamstring issue, Eric Williams of ESPN reports.
Coming off an Achilles tear, Cumberland has been slowed down so far during training camp due to leg soreness. It appears he now has a hamstring issue as a result of adjusting for the injury. The veteran tight end is currently slotted fourth on the depth chart, so a return to the practice field will significantly help his chances of making the final roster.
Cumberland (leg) will not play in Sunday's preseason game against the Seahawks, Eric D. Williams of ESPN reports.
Cumberland missed Friday's practice due to leg soreness and it appears that ailment is extending into this next week of practice. The Chargers will likely remain cautious with the tight end, especially since he is coming off an Achilles tear. Cumberland is expected to enter the season as No. 3 on the depth chart at best behind both Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates.
Cumberland missed Friday's practice due to leg soreness, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports.
Cumberland has been one the stars of training camp thus far, routinely using his speed to fly by mismatched linebackers. That being said, the veteran TE figures to see only a small amount of playing time, with Hunter Henry, Antonio Gates and Sean McGrath (knee) listed above him on the depth chart. It's unclear whether Cumberland will participate in Sunday's preseason game against the Seahawks, but more information should come in the following days.
Cumberland is officially healthy and has been one of the early standouts during training camp, Rickey Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.
Cumberland missed all of last year after tearing his Achilles in the preseason, so it's good to hear the veteran has assimilated back into the fold nicely. However, he's unlikely to see all that much time on the field, as he's blocked by future Hall of Famer Antonio Gates and standout second-year tight end Hunter Henry on the depth chart.
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 was 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.
The Chargers and Cumberland agreed to a one-year contract Monday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.
Cumberland joins a tight-end group composed entirely of undrafted free agents, though the leader of the corps is among the top receiving TE in NFL history (Antonio Gates). As the second-most experienced body, Cumberland is coming off a campaign in which he recorded five catches (on 13 targets) for 77 yards with the Jets. It's difficult to project a significant role for the soon-to-be 29-year-old in 2016.
The Jets have released Cumberland, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.
Per the report, the move saves the Jets $1.9 million against their 2016 salary cap, though with Cumberland coming off a five-catch effort in 2015, he's off the fantasy radar unless he resurfaces in an ideal situation.
Cumberland was active, but didn't see a pass target Sunday against the Bills.
Cumberland ended the season with five receptions for 77 yards and only saw a single pass target over his last seven games. Next year, he'll enter the last year of a three-year contract with the Jets. In the current Jets offensive scheme, it's unlikely that he'll ever be featured in the offense.
Cumberland was active, but posted no stats Sunday against the Patriots
Cumberland has now seen only a single pass target over his last seven games. On the season, he has five receptions for 77 yards.
Cumberland had one pass target, but recorded no stats Sunday against the Titans.
When on the field, Cumberland was primarily used as a blocker and was rarely running pass routes. This was the first target he's seen over his last five contests, and he has five receptions for 77 yards on the season.
Cumberland was active, but failed to see a pass target Sunday against the Dolphins.
After seeing three targets in three straight games, Cumberland has now failed to see a single target in his last three games.
Cumberland played but was not targeted Thursday against the Bills.
After seeing three targets in three straight games, Cumberland was shut out of the box score. It appears the Jets prefer to throw the overwhelming majority of their passes to their wide receivers.
Cumberland caught one of three pass targets for 44 yards Sunday against the Jaguars.
Cumberland took advantage of a busted coverage as nobody covered him on his long gain. He's only averaging one reception per contest over his last five games. In addition, his 44 receiving yards surpassed the 33 yards he had accumulated the entire season through Week 8.
Cumberland caught one pass for 16 yards Sunday against the Patriots.
Cumberland made his catch early in the game, but Ryan Fitzpatrick sent the overwhelming majority of his pass targets to his wide receivers, keeping his tight end quiet. Cumberland did see three targets, and this was the second time in five games in which he's had passes thrown his way.