Jake Kumerow

Buffalo Bills
Wide Receiver #84
Buffalo Bills
Wide Receiver #84

Jake Kumerow News

Re-ups with Bills

Buffalo re-signed Kumerow to a one-year contract Thursday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Kumerow mostly played special teams while logging a career-high 15 appearances in 2021, only securing two of six targets for 28 yards in that span. The 30-year-old can safely remain off the fantasy radar in all formats, but re-signing him provides a nice boost to Buffalo's end-of-roster depth.

Mar 10, 2022 7:33 AM EST

Inactive Sunday

Kumerow (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Analysis: Kumerow was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday but won't suit up for Sunday's contest. Gabriel Davis and Isaiah McKenzie will be available as Buffalo's depth options at wide receiver.

Nov 21, 2021 9:07 AM EST

Activated from COVID-19 list

Kumerow was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

Analysis: Kumerow spent nine days on the list and missed Buffalo's Week 10 game against the Jets, but he'll be eligible to suit up Sunday against the Colts. The 29-year-old wide receiver has primarily played on special teams this season, and Kumerow's expected to go back to the same role once he retakes the field.

Nov 18, 2021 8:23 AM EST

Placed on COVID-19 list

Kumerow was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday.

Analysis: It's unclear if Kumerow tested positive or is a close contact, but he is now the fourth member of the Bills' offensive group to be placed on the COVID-19 list this week. The 6-foot-4 wideout hasn't caught a pass this season, so if he is unable to suit up Sunday, then it shouldn't impact the Bills' offensive game plan.

Nov 9, 2021 2:00 PM EST

Completes the climb

Kumerow has made the Bills' initial 53-man roster, The Buffalo News reports.

Analysis: The journeyman out of Wisconsin-Whitewater had a fantastic summer and leapfrogged some other receivers to nab a roster spot. He'll need some injuries to have meaningful fantasy value, but he's exceeded expectations so far and both Josh Allen and previous teammate Aaron Rodgers have raved about his size and athletic ability, so keep his name in your back pocket in case injuries strike the high-powered Buffalo offense.

Aug 31, 2021 11:06 PM EST

Rising up depth chart

Kumerow has stood out early in training camp, making frequent eye-popping plays, Dante Lasting of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: The journeyman, who flipped between the Bills' roster and practice squad last season, appeared to be on the outside looking in for a roster spot when he was re-signed, and while that may still be the case he's putting himself in serious running for the final WR spot. Kumerow has held his own against star cornerback Tre'Davious White throughout camp and has drawn praise from his teammates for the athleticism he's showing coming from a guy his size. The Bills' top four receiving spots are locked up and the fifth will likely go to jack-of-all-trades Isaiah McKenzie, but Kumerow is certainly right up there if the Bills go with six receivers or one of the top five suffers an injury.

Aug 7, 2021 10:01 AM EST

Back in Buffalo

Kumerow signed a reserve/future contract with the Bills on Tuesday.

Analysis: Kumerow spent the majority of the 2020 season in Buffalo but was claimed by the Saints in late December. In six games with the Bills, he recorded one 22-yard touchdown reception across 17 offensive reps, his only reception of the season.

Jan 26, 2021 7:45 PM EST

Back in New Orleans

The Saints signed Kumerow to the practice squad Wednesday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: The Saints claimed Kumerow off waivers back in December but he was cut before appearing in a game. The 28-year-old will now get a chance to compete for a depth gig on the team's practice squad.

Jan 13, 2021 3:32 PM EST

Cut loose by Saints

The Saints waived Kumerow on Saturday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Kumerow didn't play a game for the Saints before being cut. Previously, Kumerow played six games for the Bills this season, logging just 17 snaps on offense and a 22-yard touchdown grab on his lone target.

Jan 9, 2021 1:34 PM EST

Claimed by New Orleans

Kumerow was claimed off waivers by the Saints on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The 28-year-old was waived by the Bills on Thursday after catching his first touchdown with the team last weekend, and he didn't make it through waivers unclaimed. Kumerow obviously won't be available for Friday's matchup with the Vikings, but he should officially join the Saints' active roster ahead of Week 17.

Dec 25, 2020 1:41 PM EST

Cut by Buffalo

Kumerow was let go Thursday, the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Bah humbug. Kumerow caught his first TD pass for the Bills last weekend in the rout over Denver, but such is life in the NFL. We're pretty sure the Bills would like back him on their practice squad if no other team's interest was piqued by last week's score.

Dec 24, 2020 3:00 PM EST

Signed to active roster

The Bills signed Kumerow to the active roster from the practice squad Wednesday, Maddy Glab of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Kumerow has been a practice squad elevation for Buffalo's last three games, and he's shown enough for the team to now sign him to the active roster. The 28-year-old wideout hasn't yet been targeted this season, and he's mostly played on special teams in three appearances, but the placement of John Brown (ankle) on IR could allow him more opportunities.

Dec 2, 2020 9:57 AM EST

Jumps to active roster

The Bills elevated Kumerow to the active roster Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Kumerow has played two games for the Bills this year. He saw most of his work on special teams, playing just three snaps on offense. The 28-year-old wide receiver has an opportunity to earn a longer stay on the active roster following news that John Brown (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve.

Nov 28, 2020 2:55 PM EST

Back down to practice squad

Kumerow reverted to the Bills' practice squad Monday after playing 17 special-teams snaps during Sunday's 32-30 loss to the Cardinals, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: The former Packer collected zero snaps on the offensive side while going without a statistical contribution of note on special teams. Kumerow signed with Buffalo's practice squad Sept. 8, but he didn't make his Bills debut until Week 9. With appearances in consecutive games, there's a reasonable chance Kumerow is elevated once again for a Nov. 29 matchup against the Chargers following Buffalo's Week 11 bye.

Nov 16, 2020 5:17 PM EST

Elevates from practice squad

Kumerow was lifted from Buffalo's practice squad Saturday, The Buffalo News reports.

Analysis: The Bills have lost several players for Sunday's game in Arizona due to a COVID-19 positive with Josh Norman, with several others affected due to close contact rules. Kumerow will serve in a deep reserve and special teams role against the Cardinals.

Nov 14, 2020 11:42 AM EST

Heads back to practice squad

Kumerow reverted to the Bills' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Kumerow was elevated to the active roster Saturday ahead of a tilt against the Seahawks, but he ultimately produced no statistical output on three offensive snaps and 16 special-teams snaps during the contest. With the Bills currently possessing six healthy wide receivers on the active roster, Kumerow would be most needed for special-teams purposes if he were to be promoted to the 53-man roster again.

Nov 9, 2020 5:47 PM EST

Moves to active roster

The Bills elevated Kumerow to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Kumerow was cut by the Packers before Week 1, and he's been on the Bills' practice squad every since. He'll get his first chance with his team Sunday against the Seahawks. Kumerow is one of seven wide receivers that will suit up for the Bills, so he's only expected to play a handful of snaps. The 28-year-old wide receiver produced a 12-219-1 line over 14 games with the Packers last season.

Nov 7, 2020 3:47 PM EST

Finds new home in Buffalo

Kumerow has signed with Buffalo's practice squad, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Kumerow was let go by the Packers over the weekend. Aaron Rodgers always seemed to like him in limited use, so that was also good enough for the Buffalo brass. The Bills run pretty deep at receiver, but if one of the regulars gets hurt it would likely be Kumerow, Duke Williams or rookie Isaiah Hodgins that becomes the next man up.

Sep 8, 2020 1:15 PM EST

Packers move on

The Packers will waive Kumerow, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: This move comes as a bit of a surprise, but could foreshadow the Packers making a move or two to shore up their wideout position, as league-wide cut-downs and trade opportunities unfold this weekend. Kumerow logged a 12/219/1 state line in 14 games with Green Bay in 2019.

Sep 5, 2020 6:12 AM EST

Inks ERFA tender

Kumerow signed his ERFA contract tender with the Packers on Saturday, per the league's official transactions report.

Analysis: Kumerow will play under a one-year, $660,000 contract in Green Bay for 2020. The team bypassed the wide receiver position in the 2020 NFL Draft, in a somewhat unexpected move, so Kumerow could be in the mix to compete for the third or fourth wideout spot this offseason.

Apr 26, 2020 3:00 PM EST

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