NFL Tight End Chris Herndon Suspended For The Remainder Of 2022 Season

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Former New York Jets Tight End Chris Herndon has been suspended by the NFL for eight games, which will last for the remainder of the 2022 NFL season. The reason for the suspension remains unknown.

The free agent tight end got off to a strong start in his young NFL career after netting 39 receptions, 502 receiving yards and four touchdowns in his rookie year with the New York Jets. However, Herndon has struggled to build off that season due in part to constant off-the-field issues. In June 2018, the tight end reportedly was involved in a car crash that injured a 76-year-old man in Rockaway Township, New Jersey. Herndon was then charged with DWI.

The player pled guilty in 2019, the same year the National Football League imposed a four-game suspension on him for alleged violation of substance abuse. In his final year with the Jets, Herndon tallied 31 grabs for 287 yards and three touchdowns before being traded away to the Minnesota Vikings. His lone season with the Skol faithful saw him contribute little, putting together just four catches for 40 yards and one touchdown.

Herndon had a brief stint with the New Orleans Saints, but only lasted approximately three weeks. The tight end was released towards the end of training camp on August 23rd and has since remained a free agent.

The New York Post has more HERE.