Jerome Cunningham

Detroit Lions
Tight End #86
Detroit Lions
Tight End #86

Jerome Cunningham News

Lands on IR

The Redskins placed Cunningham (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday, Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports.

Analysis: Cunningham injured his knee in Sunday's victory over the Dolphins and was seen on crutches the following day. There is no official word on what the injury is, but he is now set to spend the remainder of the season on IR unless he and the Redskins can come to terms on an injury settlement.

Oct 15, 2019 3:56 PM EST

Wearing knee brace

Cunningham (knee) is on crutches and wearing a knee brace Monday, Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports.

Analysis: Cunningham was forced out of Sunday's win over the Dolphins in the fourth quarter. His status for Week 7 against the 49ers is unclear at this time. With Vernon Davis (concussion) nursing an injury, Jeremy Sprinkle and Hale Hentges are currently the only healthy tight ends on Washington's roster.

Oct 14, 2019 10:39 AM EST

Gets hurt Sunday

Cunningham (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: It's unclear how Cunningham suffered the injury, but he was forced to the leave the game in the fourth quarter, suggesting some doubt for his return to this game. As long as he's sidelined, Hale Henteges is the only other healthy tight end behind Jeremy Sprinkle for the game.

Oct 13, 2019 12:42 PM EST

Heading to Washington

Cunningham signed a contract with the Redskins on Wednesday.

Analysis: Cunningham spent the last three weeks of 2018 with the Lions and registered one target while playing 53 offensive snaps. The 28-year-old hasn't recorded a catch since 2015 and figures to fill a depth role in Washington.

Sep 25, 2019 2:34 PM EST

Role grows down the stretch

Cunningham logged 29 offensive snaps but was not targeted in the passing game during Sunday's season finale against the Packers.

Analysis: Signed from the practice squad in mid-December, Cunningham played a larger role in the Lions offense week after week for the final three games of the season. This opportunity likely wouldn't have presented itself had Michael Roberts (shoulder) stayed healthy, but Cunningham nonetheless fared well as a third-string tight end who wasn't needed to be sent on many receiving assignments. With both Levine Toilolo and Luke Willson (concussion) set to become unrestricted free agents at the end of the league year, Cunningham -- who will be a restricted free agent -- seems to have decent odds of sticking around in Detroit for another season.

Dec 31, 2018 8:49 AM EST

Earns first target in three years

Cunningham was targeted once but did not record a catch during Sunday's 27-9 loss to Minnesota.

Analysis: Cunningham saw increased snaps once Luke Willson (concussion) exited the game. It's possible he could earn more opportunities in the passing game if Willson remains out in Week 17, but it's unlikely the Southern Connecticut State product plays a large enough role to make a splash in fantasy circles.

Dec 23, 2018 6:30 PM EST

Logs four offensive snaps

Cunningham logged four offensive snaps during Sunday's 14-13 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: Signed to the active roster just days earlier, Cunningham served as the clear No. 3 tight end behind Levine Toilolo (40 snaps) and Luke Willson (24). The sixth-year pro didn't draw any looks in the passing game and he doesn't figure to do so as long as Toilolo and Willson remain healthy over the final two games of the 2018 season.

Dec 19, 2018 10:44 AM EST

Signs with Lions

Cunningham signed a contract with the Lions on Tuesday.

Analysis: Cunningham's spot on the 53-man roster comes following the placement of Michael Roberts (shoulder) on injured reserve. The 27-year-old tight end will provide depth behind Levine Toilolo and Luke Willson going forward.

Dec 11, 2018 1:42 PM EST

Joins Lions' practice squad

Cunningham signed with the Lions' practice squad Thursday.

Analysis: The 27-year-old tight end has eight receptions for 59 yards in nine career NFL appearances. Cunningham likely faces an uphill battle to make the 53-man roster for Detroit with a loaded depth chart at tight end.

Nov 1, 2018 8:07 AM EST

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