NY Jets: 4 players whose stock is falling after first preseason game

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NY Jets, Chris Herndon
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1. Chris Herndon, TE, NY Jets

The tale of Chris Herndon is a tragic, yet mysterious one. But time is running out for the former fourth-round pick to rediscover the magic of his rookie season.

And Saturday's lackluster performance was hardly a step in the right direction.

Herndon led all tight ends with 26 snaps, however, most of those came with the backups as Tyler Kroft once again received the start.

And in those 26 snaps, Herndon managed just one catch for nine yards and was a relative non-factor for most of the game.

Herndon entered the spring as the de facto starting tight end, but it wasn't long before he was working with the second-team offense behind Kroft and splitting time with Ryan Griffin.

Kroft and Griffin are journeyman veterans who don't exactly strike fear into opposing defenses. If Herndon, a player the Jets coaching staff is still high on, can't even beat out them, what does that say about his future with the organization?

It might still be a stretch to say that Herndon is on the roster bubble — if only because the Jets are so thin at tight end — but it's only a matter of time before he's phased out of the offense entirely if he continues to play like this.

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Chris Herndon is on his last legs with the Jets organization. And he didn't exactly earn himself more playing time on Saturday.