Herndon wasn't targeted in Sunday's 24-0 loss to the Dolphins.
Herndon's disappointing disappearing act continues. He played 63 percent of offensive snaps, which was his second-lowest mark of the season but a nice bounce back from the 42 percent Herndon played last week. Backup quarterback Joe Flacco just didn't look his way, leaving Herndon with only seven catches over the last five games.
Herndon caught two of three targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 30-10 loss to Arizona.
Herndon finished second on the team in receiving yards, though that's more an indictment of the rest of the Jets' offense aside from Jamison Crowder (116 yards and a touchdown) than a compliment to Herndon. The 2018 fourth-rounder was viewed as a popular third-year sleeper coming off an injury-riddled sophomore season, but like most of New York's offense, Herndon's showing no signs of waking up. He has 13 catches for 98 yards heading into a Week 6 clash with the Chargers, and six of those grabs came in the season opener.
Herndon brought in one of three targets for 11 yards in the Jets' 37-28 loss to the Broncos on Thursday.
The athletic tight end once again came up considerably short for fantasy managers, extending what has been a disappointing start to the season to a fourth game. Herndon did have six receptions Week 1 against the Bills, but they went for just 37 yards, and he's now recorded a 5-37-0 line over the subsequent three games. For a player that averaged 12.9 yards per grab and four touchdowns on 39 catches during his rookie 2018 campaign before missing all but one game last year, the current numbers represent a clear and disappointing drop in downfield usage. Herndon will look to bounce back in a Week 5 home matchup against the Cardinals on Sunday, Oct. 11.
Herndon caught three of five targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 36-7 loss to the Colts.
Herndon isn't doing any damage downfield with just 63 yards on his 10 catches through three weeks. At least one aspect of the Jets has looked absolutely horrid every week, and it was the passing game's turn in this one as quarterback Sam Darnold threw for just 168 yards and tossed three interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns. While game script should be playing in Herndon's favor with the Jets getting blown out every week, his lack of downfield involvement limits the tight end's upside. He'll look to start building some momentum when the Broncos come to town Thursday.
Herndon caught one of four targets for five yards in Sunday's 31-13 loss to San Francisco.
Among the multitude of questions about coach Adam Gase's dubious game plan Sunday was Herndon's lack of involvement, especially with the Jets now down their top four wide receivers after Breshad Perriman (ankle) and Chris Hogan (ribs) were forced to join Jamison Crowder (hamstring) and Denzel Mims (hamstring) on the sidelines. The 24-year-old tight end should play a larger role in Week 3 against the Colts given the lack of healthy pass catchers left in the Jets offense.
Herndon caught six of seven targets for 37 yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's 27-17 loss to Buffalo.
Herndon caught a bad break on his fumble, as the play appeared to be an incomplete pass but stood as a fumble after a lengthy review. The tight end mostly operated underneath with quarterback Sam Darnold struggling to push the ball downfield effectively, and Herndon finished second on the team behind Jamison Crowder in targets, catches and receiving yards. He'll look to stay involved when the 49ers come to town in Week 2.
Herndon (chest) returned to team drills Thursday morning, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
Herndon was removed from Tuesday's practice with chest tightness and limited to individual drills Wednesday. The quick return to practice suggests he should be fine for Week 1 at Buffalo, likely serving as one of Sam Darnold's top receiving options.
Herndon (chest) took the field for Wednesday's practice but didn't participate in team drills, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
Even if he isn't a full participant, Herndon's on the field presence suggests the chest tightness he dealt with Tuesday isn't serious. Given the Jets' issues at wide receiver, Herndon could be busy in the passing game Week 1 at Buffalo.
Herndon was removed from Tuesday's practice due to tightness in a chest muscle, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Herndon initially played through the issue but eventually left for the locker room with a member of the training staff. The Jets are running low on healthy bodies to catch passes, with wide receivers Jamison Crowder, Chris Hogan and Braxton Berrios also bothered by muscle tightness after Tuesday's practice. The team already has Vyncint Smith (core muscle) facing a prolonged absence, while both Denzel Mims (hamstring) and Breshad Perriman (knee) have been absent from practice for at least a week. In any case, Ryan Griffin is the No. 2 tight end behind Herndon.
Herndon left Tuesday's practice early, walking off the field with a trainer, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Herndon initially continued to participate after he was banged up at the beginning of Tuesday's practice, but he later came off the field and left for the locker room. He's expected to have a big role in the passing game Week 1 against Buffalo, as the Jets have struggled to keep any of their wide receivers besides Jamison Crowder healthy. Any absence for Herndon would leave Ryan Griffin as the top tight end.
Herndon is projected to serve as the Jets' starting tight end, Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic reports.
Injuries and a suspension limited Herndon to one game and 18 snaps last year, while Ryan Griffin put up a 34-320-5 receiving line and signed a three-year extension before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. The two players may end up battling for playing time, but Herndon's youth and athleticism should give him the advantage if he doesn't fall flat on his face during training camp. The 24-year-old put up 502 yards as a rookie in 2018, despite averaging only 39.1 snaps per game. A three-down role in 2020 could lead to a breakout.
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.
Herndon (ribs) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Ethan Greenburg of the Jets' official site reports.
Herndon opened his second pro campaign with a four-game suspension and promptly suffered a hamstring injury upon his return to the team, sidelining him for another four contests. He finally made his season debut this past Sunday against the Giants, only to suffer a broken rib. Moving forward, the Jets will rely on Ryan Griffin, Trevon Wesco and Daniel Brown to man tight end.
Herndon suffered a broken rib during Sunday's 34-37 win over the Giants and will miss multiple weeks, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
Herndon's season debut was delayed to Week 10 due to a four-game suspension and an ensuing Grade 1 hamstring strain. After managing just 28 percent of the offensive snaps and catching one of two targets for seven yards in Sunday's barn burner, he's now picked up yet another serious injury. Look for Ryan Griffin to continue to be the most utilized Jets tight end.
Herndon (hamstring) finally made his season debut and caught one of two targets for seven yards in Sunday's 34-27 win over the Giants.
A suspension and hamstring injury combined to wipe away the first half of Herndon's season, but the second-year tight end is finally back in the fold. Expect better things from Herndon moving forward, as he flashed potential with 502 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie.
Herndon (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Giants.
We'd like to see the tight end register a full and productive game before endorsing him as a reliable lineup option, but once Herndon re-establishes his role in the Jets' passing attack, he has a solid chance to re-emerge as a fantasy factor in the coming weeks.
Herndon (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants after practicing in a limited fashion all week, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
That said, Cimini adds that the tight end -- who was in uniform in Week 9 but did not see the field -- is expected to make his debut in the Jets offense this Sunday. "It looks good," coach Adam Gase said Friday. Once Herndon re-establishes his role in the Jets passing attack, the tight end could re-emerge as a fantasy factor in the coming weeks, but he's a speculative lineup option in Week 10.
Herndon (hamstring) will be limited at practice Friday, but head coach Adam Gase said "it looks good" when asked about Herndon's chances of playing Sunday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Herndon was active for last week's game and ultimately did not take the field, but it appears he has a chance to see his first action of the season Sunday against the Giants. After last week's goose egg, though, fantasy players will probably want to look for something definitive before including him in Week 10 lineups.
Herndon (hamstring) remained limited at practice Thursday.
We'll circle back on Herndon's status Friday, but the 2018 fourth-rounder appears to have a solid chance to make his season debut Sunday against the Giants. Once the tight end re-proves his health with a full and productive game, Herndon could re-emerge as a fantasy factor in the coming weeks.
Herndon (hamstring) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
That said, Manish Mehta of the Daily News relays that coach Adam Gase anticipates that Herndon will be able to practice fully at some point this week. If Gase's prediction comes to pass, Herndon will have a good chance to receive his first playing time of the season Sunday against the Giants. Herndon was active for the Jets' Week 9 loss to Miami, but didn't play in the contest.
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