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New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon is reportedly likely to be out the next two weeks with a hamstring strain.

Looks like the time spent without tight end Chris Herndon will be prolonged for the New York Jets.

Per a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Herndon has a Grade 1 hamstring strain. He previously was doubtful for this Sunday’s game against the 3-2 Dallas Cowboys. The veteran, however, is now officially out. He’s also likely to be out the following week against the New England Patriots.

The Jets are staying optimistic regarding the injury and are hoping Herndon will be back as soon as possible.

The second-year pro still hasn’t played a game this season. The NFL suspended him for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s substance policy. Veteran tight end Ryan Griffin has started in his place since Week 1 and has caught five balls on seven targets for 17 yards.

Herndon played in all 16 games in his rookie season last year (12 starts) and caught 39 balls on 56 targets for 502 yards and four touchdowns. Gang Green selected him in the fourth round (No. 107 overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami.

The Jets have lost four consecutive games to begin the 2019 regular season, falling to the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Patriots, and Philadelphia Eagles. However, they will finally get quarterback Sam Darnold back in the starting lineup this week. The second-year pro has missed three straight games after his mononucleosis diagnosis.

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