NY Jets: 4 players whose stock is falling following preseason Week 2

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4. Chris Herndon, TE, NY Jets

Chris Herndon looked to be on the verge of becoming one of the better young tight ends in the NFL after a promising rookie season. But now three years later, Herndon's success is ancient in NFL years.

Following an injury-riddled 2019 season and an abysmal 2020 campaign, Herndon entered the spring as the de facto returning starter for the Jets.

It didn't take long for him to start losing out reps to Tyler Kroft and Ryan Griffin, however. At this stage, he's firmly entrenched in a backup role.

And if the Jets had any sort of talent at the tight end position, we'd likely be talking about Herndon as a possible cut candidate. Fortunately for him, his counterparts haven't done much to stand out either.

Kroft has been the best tight end in Jets' training camp and his two-touchdown performance on Saturday likely solidified his starting role. As for Herndon, it was another quiet day for the former Miami star.

Herndon hauled in just one pass for five yards bringing his preseason total to a whopping two catches. He just looks like another guy.

Herndon is clearly second on the depth chart behind Kroft and, if Griffin were healthy, he'd likely be struggling to hold onto that role.

His roster spot isn't in jeopardy simply due to a lack of competition, but it's hard to see Herndon having much of a role in 2021 unless he proves that he deserves one.