For now, New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland is the team’ No. 1 TE with Kellen Winslow suspended, but he he now is dealing with several injuries that have limited his play.
He rode an exercise bike last week during practice after sustaining a hamstring injury during their Week 7 victory over the New England Patriots, and then suffered a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals:
Cumberland only played 30-of-67 snaps against Cincinnati, catching one pass on two targets for nine yards.
The fourth-year TE came into the season with 32 career receptions, but already had 14 this year entering Sunday’s contest, and 10 of those have come in the previous three games in which the team went 2-1 with wins over the Falcons and Patriots.
Cumberland played behind Winslow through the first month and was shut out in the first two weeks, but had his breakout performance in Week 5 against the Falcons when he caught three passes for 79 yards and a TD.