New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon is reportedly likely to be out the next two weeks with a hamstring strain.
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.
#Jets TE Chris Herndon suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain while running routes on Friday, source said, and he’s out this week and likely next week. But the belief is the pull is minor and his absence won’t be long. Herndon is waiting to make his debut because of his suspension.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 10, 2019
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.