Herndon will still be able to participate in the team's off-season and pre-season practices, along with all four pre-season games. New York will open up their 2019 pre-season in early August, but Herndon will not be eligible to make his return in the regular season until Monday, October 7th, which is one day after their October 6th game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The former fourth-round draft pick by the Miami Dolphins had 39 catches for 502 yards and four touchdowns last season, and will be a key part of an offense that now includes star running back Le'Veon Bell.
In a more unsettling story, Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Richie Incognito was suspended two games on Friday for violating the league's personal conduct policy. This stems from an incident at a funeral home, as Incognito reportedly threatened workers for not allowing him to see his father's corpse, as the lineman wanted to decapitate him. Also involved in this was a dispute with his 90-year-old grandmother, where he punched a hole in her wall and ripped out a security system's control box off the wall. That took place in August of 2018, with the funeral home incident happening just two days after his argument with his grandmother.
This was a known issue when the Raiders signed Incognito to a one-year contract on May 28th. The league labeled this one a "prove it" deal, both on and off the field. He has had known issues in the past while the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins, including bullying teammate Jonathan Martin while in Miami. These recent incidents led to him pleading guilty to two misdemeanors in April. A domestic violence charge was removed after a plea agreement was reached on April 1st. The 36-year-old also spent time with the St. Louis Rams in his NFL career, but has not played in the league since 2017 for Buffalo. Following his incident in Miami, Incognito was suspended for the entire 2014 season, and now another suspension has been added to his horribly forgettable career.