The news was first reported by Joe Caporoso of TurnOnTheJets.com this afternoon.
Don't have contract specifics yet, but can report that TE Jeff Cumberland will be resigning with the New York #Jets— Joe Caporoso (@TurnOnTheJets) March 7, 2014
Manish Mehta confirms the reports and provides further details.
It's a three-year deal for Jets TE Jeff Cumberland, per source. #NYJ believes he will take that next step in 2014.— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) March 8, 2014
Cumberland is a fairly limited guy. He's a big target and pretty fast and athletic. He can be effective as a receiver on limited routes. He doesn't utilize his speed or size enough to make a big difference.
The Jets probably would not be well-advised to bring Cumberland back as a starter. As a backup role player he isn't a great option, but you can live with it as long as the deal is cheap.