On Monday, Jets HC Adam Gase told reporters that Herndon was going to be out “an extended amount of time” with a rib injury, but it appears as though they felt it was best to shut him down for the season.
Herndon, 23, is a former fourth-round pick of the Jets back in 2018. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $3,171,368 contract that included a $711,368 signing bonus.
In 2019, Herndon appeared in one game for the Jets and caught one pass for seven yards and no touchdowns.
Winters, 28, is a former third-round pick of the Jets back in 2013. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $29 million contract that included $15 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $7 million for the 2020 season.
In 2019, Winters appeared in nine games for the Jets, starting every game at right guard.