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.
Jets sign former Vikings, Panthers TE Bucky Hodges
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed tight end Bucky Hodges.
The team announced the move Tuesday — a day after New York claimed tight end Clive Walford off waivers from Oakland.
The Jets also have Eric Tomlinson, Jordan Leggett and Neal Sterling at the tight end position.
Vikings claim TE Blake Bell off waivers from 49ers
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have claimed tight end Blake Bell off waivers from San Francisco.
The Vikings waived rookie tight end Bucky Hodges on Monday with an injured designation, meaning he can be placed on injured reserve if he clears waivers. The sixth-round draft pick from Virginia Tech suffered a concussion in the team's final exhibition game Thursday.
Fuente again looking for QB in second season with Hokies
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Justin Fuente's second year at Virginia Tech will present some challenges similar to the first.
The Hokies still have not identified a starting quarterback, with the options including redshirt freshman Josh Jackson, junior college transfer AJ Bush and freshman Hendon Hooker. None of them have ever taken a snap in a FBS-level game.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed five more draft picks, leaving second-round running back Dalvin Cook as their lone rookie without a contract.
The Vikings also signed former Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong, who will play safety after taking part in rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Bucky Hodges has brought a tantalizing set of skills to the Minnesota Vikings, a rookie tight end whose athleticism is easily matched by his ambition.
His choice of jersey number sure gave that away.
Hodges picked 84, the flashiest digits available in purple. That's the number Randy Moss once wore when he was racking up acrobatic catches and long touchdowns for the Vikings, with football-loving youth like Hodges watching in awe on television around the country.
Virginia Tech adds 2 QBs in recruiting class of 26 signees
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Justin Fuente's second season as the coach at Virginia Tech will be a significant challenge because his first-year success might have cost him some players.
The Hokies won 10 games again, in part because of a dynamic offense, but went into Wednesday's national signing day needing to replace three record-setting juniors who decided to leave early for the NFL: quarterback Jerod Evans, wide receiver Isaiah Ford and tight end-wide receiver Bucky Hodges.
Virginia Tech Evans and WR Ford declare for NFL draft
Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans and receiver Isaiah Ford are giving up their final seasons of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
The star Hokies each posted their decisions on their Twitter accounts Monday.
Evans is a junior college transfer who played one season in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Evans sharp again as Hokies beat Miami, 37-16
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech didn't let a surprising loss five days ago linger, and they are once again atop the ACC's Coastal Division race.
Jerod Evans threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third and the Hokies (5-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat Miami 37-16 on Thursday night, pulling into a tie with No. 22 North Carolina atop the division as they start the second half of the regular season.