Jake Kumerow

Jake Kumerow (born February 17, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He played college football at Wisconsin–Whitewater after transferring from Illinois.

Jake Kumerow
No. 16 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:February 17, 1992 (age 27)
Bartlett, Illinois
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:South Elgin
(South Elgin, Illinois)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receiving yards:103
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4 12 in
(1.94 m)
209 lb
(95 kg)
4.54 s 1.62 s 2.60 s 4.26 s 6.90 s 31 in
(0.79 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
15 reps 22[1]
All values are from Pro Day[2]

Cincinnati Bengals

Kumerow signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent on May 8, 2015.[3] He was released on September 5, 2015, and was signed to the practice squad the next day, where he spent his entire rookie season.[4][5] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Bengals on January 11, 2016.[6]

Kumerow was released by the Bengals on September 3, 2016, and was signed to the practice squad during the next day.[7][8] He was promoted to the active roster on December 27, 2016.[9]

On August 9, 2017, Kumerow was waived/injured by the Bengals after suffering an ankle injury and was placed on injured reserve.[10] He was released on September 22, 2017 with an injury settlement.

New England Patriots

On October 26, 2017, Kumerow was signed to the New England Patriots' practice squad.[11] He was released on November 9, 2017.[12]

Green Bay Packers

On December 26, 2017, Kumerow was signed to the Green Bay Packers' practice squad.[13] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Packers on January 2, 2018.[14]

On September 3, 2018, Kumerow was placed on injured reserve.[15] He was activated off injured reserve on December 1, 2018[16] and made his NFL debut the following day, in a week 13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He also recorded his first career reception, an 11-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers, during that game. On December 23, he scored his first NFL touchdown on a 49-yard reception against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.

He returned to the Packers on March 11, 2019.[17]

Personal life

Kumerow is the son of former Miami Dolphins first round pick Eric Kumerow. He is also the cousin of current Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa and Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa. His older sister was a notable basketball player at their alma mater, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; and their youngest brother, Derek, is currently enrolled at and will play football for Whitewater.

His great-grandfather is former Chicago mob boss Tony Accardo.[18]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2018 GB 5 2 8 103 12.9 49 1 0 0
Total 5 2 8 103 12.9 49 1 0 0
Source: NFL.com


  1. ^ McGinn, Bob (April 18, 2015). "State NFL draft prospects at a glance". JSOnline.com. Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Jake Kumerow – Wisconsin-Whitewater, WR : 2015 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". DraftScout.com. Archived from the original on April 17, 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Marcum, Jason; Toback, Rebecca (May 8, 2015). "Bengals announce undrafted free agents signed". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  4. ^ Toback, Rebecca (September 5, 2015). "Bengals roster cuts: Bengals 53-man roster 2015". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  5. ^ Kirkendall, Josh (September 6, 2015). "Cincinnati Bengals 2015 practice squad announced". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  6. ^ Marcum, Jason (January 11, 2016). "Jeff Luc among 5 Bengals signed to future contracts". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  7. ^ Toback, Rebecca (September 3, 2016). "Bengals Roster 2016: Cincinnati's 53-man roster is set". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  8. ^ Marcum, Jason (September 4, 2016). "Bengals 2016 practice squad: 9 players make initial practice squad". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  9. ^ Toback, Rebecca (December 27, 2016). "Bengals sign two practice squad players to 53-man roster". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  10. ^ Toback, Rebecca (August 9, 2017). "Bengals sign new punter; waive WR Jake Kumerow". CincyJungle.com.
  11. ^ "Patriots sign WR Jake Kumerow to the practice squad; Release DL Mike Purcell from the practice squad". Patriots.com. October 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "Patriots Claim TE Martellus Bennett Off Waivers from Green Bay; Release DL Geneo Grissom; Make Changes to the Practice Squad". Patriots.com. November 9, 2017.
  13. ^ "Packers place T Jason Spriggs on IR, sign TE Emanuel Byrd". Packers.com. December 26, 2017.
  14. ^ "Packers sign five free agents". Packers.com. January 2, 2018.
  15. ^ "Packers sign LB Toomer, place WR Kumerow on IR". Packers.com. September 3, 2018.
  16. ^ "Packers activate Jake Kumerow to 53-man roster". Packers.com. December 1, 2018.
  17. ^ "Packers use exclusive rights tender to bring back WR Jake Kumerow". packerswire.com. March 11, 2019.
  18. ^ https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2016/4/18/11454086/joey-bosa-great-grandfather-mob-boss-chicago-al-capone

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2015 Cincinnati Bengals season

The 2015 Cincinnati Bengals season was the franchise's 46th season in the National Football League, the 48th overall and the thirteenth under head coach Marvin Lewis.

The Cincinnati Bengals got off to a franchise best start after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field by a score of 16–10, improving them to 7–0. Their winning streak ended in Week 10 with a loss to the Houston Texans in Cincinnati. Later in the season, they clinched a playoff spot for a franchise record fifth straight year. They clinched their second AFC North title in the last three seasons with their Week 15 loss at the Denver Broncos because of the Steelers loss to the Ravens the day before. They lost to the Steelers in the Wild Card 16–18 in what's considered one of the biggest meltdowns in Bengals history. This marked the 25th consecutive season without a playoff win for the Bengals. They also became the first team in NFL history to lose five consecutive playoff games in the first round. On a bright note, the Bengals were the only team in the AFC North to beat both Kansas City and Seattle.

2015 NFL Draft

The 2015 NFL Draft was the 80th annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible football players. It took place in Chicago at the Auditorium Theatre and in Grant Park, from April 30 to May 2. The previous fifty NFL drafts (since 1965) had been held in New York City. The 2015 NFL draft was the first to feature an outdoor component, where fans would be able to see the Commissioner on the Auditorium Theatre stage from across the street in the park; this area was called Draft Town. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held the right to select first because they had the league's worst record in the previous season. The Arizona Cardinals made the final pick in the draft, commonly called Mr. Irrelevant.

One of the major storylines approaching the NFL draft was the competition between the previous two Heisman Trophy winners, Jameis Winston winning the award in 2013 and Marcus Mariota in 2014. Both were considered excellent prospects and had the potential to become the first overall draft selection. Winston was considered to be a more polished pocket passer and pro-style quarterback, but has had several off the field issues while playing at Florida State, ranging from a sexual assault allegation to shoplifting incidents. Mariota was considered a better athlete, the fastest quarterback in the draft, and had a better off-the-field reputation. However, Mariota ran a spread offense at Oregon which typically had not transitioned well from college to the NFL. Although neither was considered a perfectly safe pick, the two quarterbacks were selected first and second overall. This was only the sixth time in NFL history that this has occurred. (1971, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2012, and subsequently 2016). It was also the first time that two Heisman trophy winners were selected with the first two overall picks.

2016 Cincinnati Bengals season

The 2016 Cincinnati Bengals season was the franchise's 47th season in the National Football League, the 49th overall and the fourteenth under head coach Marvin Lewis. The Bengals regressed from their 12–4 record from 2015, and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2010, finishing 6–9–1, and finishing in 3rd place in their division. This season would see the Bengals play in London for the first time ever, where they tied the Washington Redskins 27–27.

2017 Green Bay Packers season

The 2017 Green Bay Packers season was their 99th season overall, 97th season in the National Football League, and the 12th under head coach Mike McCarthy. After reaching the NFC Championship Game in the previous season, the Packers failed to improve a 10–6 record from 2016 and were eliminated from postseason contention after Week 15, making this the first time since 2008 that they failed to make the playoffs. After a 4-1 start, the Packers lost starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a collarbone injury during the week 6 game against the Minnesota Vikings, and went on to lose 8 of the 11 remaining games. A loss to the Lions in week 17 secured the Packers’ first losing season since 2008.

The Packers' opponents in this season were almost identical to that of their 2005 season in which the team finished 4-12; this season the Packers faced the Seattle Seahawks, and teams from the NFC South & AFC North. The lone difference between these two seasons was that the team faced the Dallas Cowboys, replacing the Philadelphia Eagles, as the Cowboys won the NFC East in 2016.

2018 Green Bay Packers season

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For the first time since 2007, Jordy Nelson did not play for the Packers as he signed with the Oakland Raiders via free agency during the offseason.

On January 7, 2018, Brian Gutekunst was named the new general manager, after Ted Thompson took over as the senior advisor to football operations.On December 2, 2018, after a 4–7–1 start, Mike McCarthy was fired hours after the Packer's Week 13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals and Joe Philbin was named as the interim head coach. After a loss to the Chicago Bears in week 15, the Packers were eliminated from the postseason. This was the first time the Packers missed the postseason back to back years since 2005 to 2006, which were also the first two seasons of the Aaron Rodgers era and the beginning of the Rodgers/McCarthy era. This was also the first time the Packers suffered from back to back losing seasons since 1990 to 1991.

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The 2019 season will be the Green Bay Packers' upcoming 99th season in the National Football League, their 101st overall and their first under new head coach Matt LaFleur. After suffering back-to-back losing seasons in for the first time since 1990–91 and missing the playoffs back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2005–06, the Packers will look to improve on their 6–9–1 record from last year, and attempt to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.

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Eric Kumerow

Eric Palmer Kumerow (born April 17, 1965) is a former American football linebacker who played three seasons for the Miami Dolphins and one season with the Chicago Bears in the National Football League. Despite being a first round draft pick (16th overall), his brief NFL career has been widely criticized as a disappointment. He retired after only three seasons without ever starting an NFL game, and registering only five quarterback sacks. He is the grandson of Chicago Outfit mob boss Tony Accardo, the father of Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jake Kumerow, the brother-in-law of former Miami Dolphins first-round pick John Bosa, and the uncle of Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa. He now resides in the Chicago suburb of Bartlett, Illinois.

Green Bay Packers

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The Packers are the last of the "small town teams" which were common in the NFL during the league's early days of the 1920s and '30s. Founded in 1919 by Earl "Curly" Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun, the franchise traces its lineage to other semi-professional teams in Green Bay dating back to 1896. Between 1919 and 1920, the Packers competed against other semi-pro clubs from around Wisconsin and the Midwest, before joining the American Professional Football Association (APFA), the forerunner of today's NFL, in 1921. Although Green Bay is by far the smallest major league professional sports market in North America, Forbes ranked the Packers as the world's 26th most valuable sports franchise in 2016, with a value of $2.35 billion.The Packers have won 13 league championships, the most in NFL history, with nine pre–Super Bowl NFL titles and four Super Bowl victories. The Packers won the first two Super Bowls in 1967 and 1968 and were the only NFL team to defeat the American Football League (AFL) prior to the AFL–NFL merger. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is named after the Packers' coach of the same name, who guided them to their first two Super Bowls. Their two subsequent Super Bowl wins came in 1996 and 2010.The Packers are long-standing adversaries of the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, and Detroit Lions, who today comprise the NFL's NFC North division, and were formerly members of the NFC Central Division. They have played over 100 games against each of those teams through history, and have a winning overall record against all of them, a distinction only shared with the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys. The Bears–Packers rivalry is one of the oldest in NFL history, dating back to 1921.

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