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Bengals roster breakdown, 90-in-90: Jake Kumerow

July 10th, 2017 at 3:03 PM
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Former back-to-back Division III champion Jake Kumerow is vying for a chance to finally play in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals after spending the last two seasons on the team’s practice squad. The 6’4″ wide receiver is suddenly one of the most experienced guys in a unit that features three second-year players, two 2017 draft picks and some other rookie undrafted free agents. Can Kumerow take advantage of his experience and earn a spot on the 53-man squad? Somehow, it’s going to be harder than ever to do just that, despite it being Kumerow’s third year in the NFL.

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Jake Kumerow

Height: 6’4″

Weight: 206

Position: Wide receiver

College: Wisconsin-Whitewater

Hometown: Bartlett, Illinois

Experience: Third-year player

Draft status: Undrafted free agent, 2015

Cap status

Kumerow is signed to a two-year, $1,020,000 contract with the Bengals, including an average annual salary of $510,000. In 2017, Kumerow will earn a base salary of $465,000, while carrying a cap hit of $465,000. He has not dead cap attached to his deal, per Spotrac.

Background

The son of former Dolphins first-round pick Erik Kumerow and cousin of Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa, Kumerow had to move down to Division III football to help kickstart a college career that had stalled in Illinois after …

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