The NFL has suspended Jets tight end Chris Herndon for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s policy and program on substances of abuse.
Herndon can participate in training camp and preseason games, and will be eligible to return after the October 6 games against the Eagles. The Jets will be without the talented pass-catcher for their games against the Bills, Browns, Patriots and Eagles.
Herndon pleaded guilty to a DUI in June of 2018. According to NFL.com, the suspension is four games instead of two due to the woman at the scene later claiming bodily harm from the crash.
Herndon, drafted in the fourth round last year, impressed as a rookie with 39 receptions, 502 yards and four touchdowns, and was looking to become an even bigger part of coach Adam Gase’s offense this year. The other tight ends on the Jets roster are Daniel Brown, Eric Tomlinson and Trevon Wesco.