Jeff Cumberland signs RFA tender

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Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland has signed his one-year tender offer from the club. The move was disclosed in the NFL’s Monday transaction report.

The Jets held the right to match any offer sheet to the 25-year-old Cumberland, who was an unrestricted free agent.

With Dustin Keller departing in free agency, the 6-foot-4, 260-pound Cumberland could have a bigger role in the Jets’ passing game this season. The fourth-year pro finished second among Jets players in catches (29), receiving yards (359) and targets (53) in 2012, and his three TD catches tied for the team lead.

Restricted free agency ends on Friday, April 19, six days before the 2013 NFL Draft begins.