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NY Jets trade TE Chris Herndon to the Minnesota Vikings (Report)

Joe Douglas and the New York Jets have traded tight end Chris Herndon to the Minnesota Vikings for draft compensation Tuesday afternoon, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The #Vikings have solved their TE issue, as they are trading for promising #Jets TE Chris Herndon in exchange for draft pick compensation, sources say. Agent @malkikawa later confirmed the deal. Herndon steps right in following Irv Smith’s knee injury.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2021

The deal ends a tough go of it for one of the few remaining Mike Maccagnan draft picks to be rostered by the Jets.