Former New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland signed with the San Diego Chargers

Jeff Cumberland signed a one-year deal with the Chargers

Former Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland has found a new home. Cumberland will be moving to the opposite coast, the left coast, and suiting up for the San Diego Chargers.

The Chargers still have Antonio Gates, who is somehow still productive when healthy at 35-years-old, but they lost Ladarius Green to the Pittsburgh Steelers so they needed a second receiving tight end. The only problem the Chargers have at tight end now is since Cumberland is so inconsistent they are still going to want to find another tight end either in the draft or once training camp cuts come.

The Jets, meanwhile, still need tight end help themselves. They have Jace Amaro coming back from injury, the same with Zach Sudfeld, and they re-signed Kellen Davis but not one of those guys can be expected to contribute in a meaningful way. The Jets will certainly hope Amaro can, but they can't bank on it so they could find themselves battling with the Chargers and other teams for an upgrade at the position.


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