The Bengals are waiving wide receiver Jake Kumerow with the hope they'll be able to sign him to their 10-man practice squad.
Kumerow had a good showing in the preseason for the Bengals while hauling in six passes for 65 yards (10.8 avg.). It was not enough to beat out the likes of Mario Alford, Brandon Tate, and Greg Little for roster spots at receiver.
You don't see many 6-5, 208-pound receivers who can run a 4.5 40-time. You also don't see many guys catch 143 passes for 2,447 yards and 33 scores during a two-year span. That's what Kumerow did in his last two seasons at Division III power Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he recorded 32 touchdowns and 2,648 yards during his three years on the team. Kumerow also won two D-III national titles in the process. In 2014, he had 1,116 yards on 66 receptions with 14 touchdowns while missing four games due to an ankle injury.
His father, Eric Kumerow, was a first-round selection of the Miami Dolphins in 1988. Having an NFL background to go with big-time production is great for any small-school prospect to have.
In August, Kumerow spoke with Cincy Jungle, telling us, "I’m just really grateful for the opportunity." Look for Kumerow to be signed to the Bengals' practice squad tomorrow if he clears waivers.