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Jeff Cumberland leaves Jets, signs with Chargers

New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland (85)

New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland (85) pulls in a pass past Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Jordan Hicks (58) during an NFL game at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Lee S. Weissman

Former Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland is headed to San Diego on a one-year deal, the Chargers announced on Monday.

“Out with the old in with the new,” Cumberland wrote on social media. “Thanks for the 6 years the jets organization gave me. Thanks to the Chargers organization for the opportunity to make a new home.”

In San Diego, he’ll be paired with eight-time Pro Bowler Antonio Gates.

Cumberland signed with the Jets after going undrafted in 2010 and caught 86 passes for 1,119 yards and 10 TDs in 65 games. He had five receptions (on 14 targets) for 77 yards and no touchdowns last season.

The Jets saved $1.9 million in salary-cap space when they released the 28-year-old last month.

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