Teammate Ryan Griffin (ankle) said that he's excited to team up with Herndon (ribs) in 2020, Ethan Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.

Between a suspension, a hamstring injury and a season-ending rib injury, Herndon was limited to one game and 18 snaps in his second NFL season. Meanwhile, Griffin caught 34 passes for 320 yards and a career-high five touchdowns, starting at tight end in all 13 of his appearances before an ankle injury held him out for the final three weeks. Griffin was expecting a six-month recovery process after December surgery, which likely means Herndon will be healthy before his teammate. With Griffin signing a three-year, $9.6 million extension in November, the two tight ends should compete for snaps in 2020, though they could also see work at the same time in certain formations. A healthy position group -- if it ever happens -- might inspire coach Adam Gase to deviate from his preference for three-wide formations.

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