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2014 NFL Draft Top Five Series: Tight Ends

With the top five quarterbacks in the books, it is time to move on to the tight ends. Jets fans should keep an eye on this group, as I would be shocked if none of these guys are wearing Jet green and white after the NFL Draft. 1) Eric Ebron – North Carolina Ebron tops this class by a pretty wide gap. He has the ability to take the top off of a defense and often goes up for the...
Via Turn On The Jets
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets Skill Position Overview

The New York Jets have had an active offseason on the offensive side of the football. Yes, adding two wide receivers, a right tackle, a quarterback and a running back is active. However, there has been a predominantly negative narrative about the current construction of their offense. It is a unit that isn’t a finished product (ATTN 12 draft picks, training camp cuts and summer...
Via Turn On The Jets
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Decker paid $25,000 and a steak dinner for the #87 jersey

AP Image When he was with the Denver Broncos, Eric Decker wor the number 87 jersey.  Now that he was moved on from the Broncos and is now a member of the New York Jets, he wants to continue wearing the number.  unfortunately, the number is already occupied by Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland. Eric Decker negotiated w/Jeff Cumberland to get his No. 87 back. I’m told the price was...
Via Down and Distance
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Decker Gets No. 87 From Jeff Cumberland For $25K And A Steak Dinner

Eric Decker will wear No. 87 when he takes the field as a New York Jet this season, but keeping his lucky number came at a pretty steep price. Decker, who has worn the No. 87 jersey since the Denver Broncos selected him with the 87th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft, faced a problem when he signed a five-year, $36.25 million contract with the Jets back in March. The number was...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Decker pays up to get No. 87 jersey with Jets

getty images Eric Decker landed a big free agent pay day with the New York Jets, but wanting to have the No. 87 will cost him some cash. According to the New York Daily News, Decker agreed to pay new teammate Jeff Cumberland $25,000 and pick up the tab for a steak dinner to get his No. 87 jersey. Cumerland wore the No. 87 last season after previously wearing No. 86 for his first...
Via Tireball.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Decker gave Jeff Cumberland $25K and a steak dinner for the number 87

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; New Jets wide receiver Eric Decker was able to get his number while tight end Jeff Cumberland received some extra cash and a nice steak dinner. Eric Decker negotiated w/Jeff Cumberland to get his No. 87 back. I'm told the price was $25K & steak dinner. JC is a smart business man ...
Via Pro Football Zone
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Decker shelled out $25K (and a steak dinner) to land No. 87 Jets jersey

When Eric Decker signed his 5-year, $26.25 million deal with the New York Jets a few weeks ago, one aspect of moving to his new team nagged at him: Someone on the roster already was wearing his No. 87 jersey. Jeff Cumberland, who signed a three-year deal in the offseason to stay with the Jets, […] The post Eric Decker shelled out $25K (and a steak dinner) to land No. 87 Jets jersey...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Decker pays Jeff Cumberland $25,000 for No. 87 jersey

When Eric Decker signed with the New York Jets, one of the questions fans wanted answered was what jersey number he’d wear since the number he wore while with the Broncos was already in use. Tight end Jeff Cumberland was already wearing the No. 87 jersey for the Jets and he wasn’t about to give it up to Decker for nothing. As a result, Decker is treating Cumberland to a steak...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Decker reportedly paid big to get No. 87 with Jets

A few weeks ago new, New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker joked that he and Jeff Cumberland would have to negotiate over the jersey number or he’d have to find both a new home and new number. Well today the New York Daily News learned that the two reached an agreement and luckily for Decker he’ll only have to pick a new home. The jersey didn’t come cheap either as Cumberland...
Via My Sports Rumors
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Decker got No. 87 from Jeff Cumberland for $25K and a steak dinner

It looks like Eric Decker will be keeping his No. 87 jersey with the New York Jets, but his lucky number did not come cheap. Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland has worn No. 87 in New York the last several years, and the 26-year-old knew better than to just hand it over. He reportedly made […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Decker Paid Jeff Cumberland $27K & Steak Dinner For No. 87

Eric Decker is a rich man now so he can afford this. Decker of course signed a five year, $36 million with the Jets and wanted to continue wearing the No. 87 jersey.  Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland wore the number until both men came to an agreement over dinner. Eric Decker negotiated w/Jeff Cumberland to get his No. 87 back. I'm told the price was $25K & steak dinner. JC...
Via Thacover2
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Decker Paid Jeff Cumberland $27K & Steak Dinner For No. 87

Eric Decker is a rich man now so he can afford this. Decker of course signed a five year, $36 million with the Jets and wanted to continue wearing the No. 87 jersey.  Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland wore the number until both men came to an agreement over dinner. Eric Decker negotiated w/Jeff Cumberland to get his No. 87 back. I'm told the price was $25K & steak dinner. JC...
Via BlackSportsOnline
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the major New York Jets free agent moves

We’re a week into free agency now, so let’s recap what moves the New York Jets have made and grade each one. I won’t waste words – let’s jump right in: Franchise-tagging K Nick Folk, then re-signing him to a four-year, $12 million contract: Grade: A The franchise tag designation gave the Jets more time to negotiate with Folk, who made 33 of 36 field goals last year, without...
Via isportsweb.com
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets – Four Days of Free Agency Thoughts

The New York Jets have entered the weekend with a handful of different players on their radar. Here is a review of what has happened so far, what the roster currently looks like and what could be on the way shortly. Make sure you are following on Twitter and Facebook for the most up to date information.  1. I went through this on Twitter but I want to post it on the site as well...
Via Turn On The Jets
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Decker, Jeff Cumberland to 'negotiate' for Jets' No. 87

The burning question from Eric Decker's introductory conference call on Friday afternoon: Who on the Jets gets to wear No. 87 this season? Decker, the team's marquee new free-agent receiver, wore the number for all four of his NFL seasons with the Broncos. But tight end Jeff Cumberland, who signed a contract extension with the Jets last week, has worn No. 87 for the Gang...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

TOJ New York Jets Free Agency Tracker – DAY THREE

Day three and going strong here at Turn On The Jets. Our day one and day two links are right here, along with initial thoughts on the Eric Decker signing. We are going to also have an in-depth breakdown of Decker’s and Brent Giacomini’s game coming shortly, along with further thoughts on Darrelle Revis going to New England. Make sure you are following us on Twitter and Facebook...
Via Turn On The Jets
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets are showing interest in Ravens tight end Ed Dickson

It looks like the Jets are trying to upgrade the tight end position.  They did just sign Jeff Cumberland to a very fair deal, but it seems like the team is trying to land as many targets for Geno Smith as the team can get their hands on. BrianCoz Jets interested in Ravens TE Ed […]The post Jets are showing interest in Ravens tight end Ed Dickson appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets and Jeff Cumberland Agree to Three-Year Extension

According to multiple reports Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland has agreed to a three-year extension to remain with the team. The deal was struck just hours before Cumberland was set to hit the open market where he would have been allowed to start negotiating with other teams.Extending Cumberland makes a ton of sense for the Jets as Cumberland, while certainly not a top end number one...
Via Jets Insider.com
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets ink Jeff Cumberland to a three-year deal

The New York Jets re-signed their backup tight end for three more years. It seems that Gang Green will be moving on from Kellen Winslow next season, allowing the fifth year backup to compete for the starting position. Adding Cumberland for three more seasons will only increase the comfort level between him and Geno Smith.
Via nyj.scout.com
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets reportedly intersted in Brandon Pettigrew, Scott Chandler and Ed Dickson

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Even though the New York Jets just re-signed Jeff Cumberland,  a year later they’re still looking for Kellen Winslow’s replacement. According to Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News,  the Jets are interested in Scott Chandler, Brandon Pettigrew and Ed Dickson. Cumberland deal doesn'...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets lock up tight end Cumberland for three years

BY NICK ST. DENISTight end Jeff Cumberland wasn't an absolute need for the New York Jets, but he was more help than hurt.Gang Green saw him as a pre-free agency priority and re-signed the 26-year-old to a three-year contract Friday, per multiple media outlets.Cumberland spent a majority of the last four seasons more or less backing up Dustin Keller and Kellen Winslow, though...
Via AFC East Daily
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets agree to terms on three-year deal with TE Jeff Cumberland

The Jets kicked off what promises to be a flurry of moves to improve its offense by securing one of its valued skill position players in the run-up to free agency. The Daily News first reported Friday night that the Jets agreed to terms on a three-year deal with tight end Jeff Cumberland. The organization is bullish on Cumberland’s ability to take that next step after flashes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets re-sign Jeff Cumberland to three-year deal

Tight end hasn’t been the sexiest position for the New York Jets, but it seems as if the team believes they’ve found their guy. Manish Mehta reported first that the Jets and Jeff Cumberland have agreed to a three-year deal. After playing behind Kellen Winslow in the beginning of the season, Cumberland had a team-high […]
Via Full Scale Sports
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jets Could Still Be In The Market For Another Tight End

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that sources have informed him that the Jets have held internal discussions regarding free agent tight ends Brandon Pettigrew, Ed Dickson and Scott Chandler. The Jets just reached an agreed with TE Jeff Cumberland on a three-year contract, but it appears as though they could still be in the market for more help at tight end. Ben...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets sign TE Jeff Cumberland to a contract extension

Today the New York Jets ensured their tight end Jeff Cumberland would not test free agency by locking him up to a contract extension. @BrianCoz: Can confirm the Jets and TE Jeff Cumberland have agreed to a new deal #nyj The Daily News first reported Friday night that the Jets agreed to terms on a […]The post Jets sign TE Jeff Cumberland to a contract extension appeared first on...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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