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Vikings make Herndon trade official, waive Jalyn Holmes

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Among the moves that the Minnesota Vikings made on Wednesday was making official the trade that was announced before yesterday’s roster deadline and the corresponding move that they made to facilitate it.

The team made the trade for former New York Jets’ tight end Chris Herndon official. The deal sees the Vikings sending their 2022 fourth-round pick to the Jets in exchange for Herndon and the Jets’ 2022 sixth-round pick. The Jets also agreed to pick up a portion of Herndon’s salary for this season, so Herndon doesn’t count as much against the Vikings’ salary cap as he would have otherwise.

In order to make room for Herndon on the roster, the Vikings waived defensive end Jalyn Holmes, who started nine games for the team in 2020. Holmes was a fourth-round pick of the Vikings in 2018 out of THE. . .dramatic pause. . .Ohio State University, and though he’s had some moments in his time with the Vikings, there weren’t enough of them for the team to keep him around. The team could potentially bring him back to the practice squad.

We’ve got a few more moves to bring you from the Vikings on Wednesday afternoon, and we’ll have those to you here shortly.