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Cumberland signs RFA tender

JEFF CUMBERLAND Tight end The tight end has

JEFF CUMBERLAND
Tight end
The tight end has filled in for the oft-injured Dustin Keller and in 10 games has matched the stats put up by Keller in eight games.
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Jeff Cumberland has signed his one-year restricted free agent tender.

"Blessed to continue my NFL career with the @nyjets first class organization! BIG year ahead! #JETS #JetNation," he tweeted Monday.

The Jets extended a low-level tender -- worth $1.32 million a year -- to the backup tight end, who caught 29 passes for 359 yards and three touchdowns in Dustin Keller's absence last season.

With Keller now in Miami, the Jets will look to add depth and skill at the tight end position. They appeared to be in the hunt for Redskins free-agent tight end Fred Davis, but a day after he met with the Bills and cancelled a visit to the Jets, he re-signed with Washington.

The Jets, who also have Konrad Reuland on the roster, could try to shore up the position via the draft.

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