Chris Herndon suspended eight games

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The NFL has suspended free-agent tight end Chris Herndon for the remaining eight weeks of the 2022 regular season, reports ESPN’s Field Yates. A reason for Herndon’s suspension was not given.

He was previously suspended for the first four games of the 2019 regular season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Herndon pleaded guilty to DWI earlier this year to a wreck in June 2018.

During training camp that summer, Herndon signed with the Saints but only lasted three weeks with the team. The Saints cut him on Aug. 23, and he has remained a free agent ever since.

Herndon spent 2021 with the Vikings after playing the first three seasons of his career with the Jets. He appeared in 16 games with five starts for Vikings but made only four receptions for 40 yards with a touchdown.

Herndon’s most productive season was his rookie year with the Jets. He caught 39 passes for 502 yards with four touchdowns.