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Jeff Cumberland speaks Dan Leberfeld

Jeff Cumberland spoke with newyorkjets.com this week, his first interview since signing a three-year, $3.7 million contract with the Jets.

“It feels real good,” Cumberland told writer Randy Lange. “It’s all about a business decision. You could go see what’s out there, what there is to offer. But ultimately the Jets were the best place for me.

“You don’t have to go anywhere, you’re familiar with the coaches and the players, you don’t have to relocate your family. So to stay in the place where you started is always good.”

Cumberland, who has an outstanding size-speed ratio, feels poised for a break-out year.

“When you play this game, or any sport, you’ve just got to be patient and go with what they give you,” Cumberland said. “But this is my fifth year in the league now. I’ve been very patient. This year I feel I should be able to show the ability I know I have.”