The Jets have released tight end Jeff Cumberland, according to his Instagram account.
"Thanks for the 6 year [sic] opportunity with the Jets," Cumberland wrote on Instagram. "Time to take my talents elsewhere."
Last season, Cumberland had five receptions for 77 yards.
Over his six years with the Jets, he had 86 catches for 1,119 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The move will clear nearly $2 million in cap space for the Jets.
Cumberland was brought to the Jets with a lot of promise and took over the role as the team's starter from Dustin Keller, but it never seemed to ever materialize for him outside one or two seasons. Cumberland's $1.9 million cap savings isn't much, but every dollar counts for the Jets this year with the league's smallest amount of cap room.
Expect Jeremy Kerley to be close behind. Cumberland could have been cut two weeks ago or two weeks from now with no cap implication difference. This was bound to happen sooner or later and the fact that it happened today led me to think that a deal was imminent. Now we are getting word that Forte will be coming to New York.