The NFL announced Friday that Jets TE Chris Herndon has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2019 regular season for violating the NFL’s policy and program on substances of abuse.
This suspension stems from Herndon pleading guilty to a DWI in June of last year.
Ian Rapoport reports that Herndon received four games instead of two because a woman at the scene later claimed bodily harm due to the crash.
Herndon is eligible to return after the Jets’ October 6 game against the Eagles.
As of now, the Jets have Daniel Brown, Eric Tomlinson, and Trevon Wesco on their roster at tight end.
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 2018, Herndon appeared in all 16 games for the Jets and caught 39 passes for 502 yards receiving and four touchdowns.