Jets trading TE Chris Herndon to Vikings

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Joe Douglas is making another trade before the 2021 season, shipping Chris Herndon to the Vikings, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport said the Vikings are dealing “draft compensation” for the tight end, but he did not specify.

Herndon spent the past three seasons with the Jets after New York selected him in the fourth round of the 2018 draft. After a promising rookie season, Herndon played two unspectacular seasons marred by injury and suspensions. He finishes his Jets career with 71 receptions, 796 yards and seven touchdowns in 33 games.

The Jets now have an interesting decision to make at tight end. After trading Herndon and cutting UDFA Kenny Yeboah, the only tight ends on the roster are Tyler Kroft, Ryan Griffin, Trevon Wesco and Daniel Brown. None are great starting options, though Kroft played well in the preseason and established a solid connection with Zach Wilson.

Wesco is expected to play a fullback role in Mike LaFleur’s offense.

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