Florham Park, NJ - The Jets placed tight end Konrad Reuland on the IR today. They have yet to announce a corresponding move.
Even with the move the Jets still have three tight ends on the roster in Kellen Winslow, Jeff Cumberland, and Zach Sudfeld. Winslow and Cumberland have both missed time this season, but played this past Sunday in Buffalo.
Reuland has had a minimal impact for the Jets so far this season, and has seen the bulk of action on special teams. Perhaps most curious about the move is that Reuland played on Sunday, and did not appeared injured...
Tight end Konrad Reuland put on IR because of knee injury. Jets announce signing of LB Jermaine Cunningham.
Cunningham was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year contract on July 24, 2010. Cunningham made his first career start in the third game of his rookie season, surpassing former starter Tully Banta-Cain, and recorded his first career sack in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens. Cunningham started 11 of 16 games played as a rookie, finishing with 27 tackles, one sack, and two forced fumbles.
Cunningham struggled through his second season, recording only one tackle on the season. On a defense that was ranked 31st out of 32 teams Cunningham was a regular healthy scratch. Cunningham played mostly special teams and rarely saw action in the defensive line rotation.
On November 26, 2012 Cunningham was suspended for violating the NFL performance enhancing substances policy.
After 3.5 sacks in three seasons, the Patriots cut Cunningham on August 31, 2013, not surviving the final cuts.