Jets sign fourth-rounder TE Chris Herndon to 4-year deal
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed tight end Chris Herndon, their fourth-round draft pick, to a four-year contract.
The team announced the signing Monday, the day before organized team activities were to begin.
Quarterback Sam Darnold, the No. 3 overall selection, is the only player among the Jets’ six-man draft class who remains unsigned.
Herndon had 86 catches for 1,048 yards and seven touchdowns in four seasons at Miami. He injured a knee late in the season and has been limited this spring with the Jets, who hope he’ll be completely healthy when training camp begins in late July.
The 6-foot-4, 253-pound Herndon is one of six tight ends currently on New York’s roster, joining Eric Tomlinson, Jordan Leggett, Neal Sterling, Clive Walford and Bucky Hodges.