Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.
Herndon turning heads at Chargers' camp
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Javontee Herndon hauls in a pass at an NFL football training camp Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Rookie Javontee Herndon has moved up to the San Diego Chargers' second-team offense, according to Chargers beat reporter Michael Gehlken.
The former Arkansas wide receiver, who signed with San Diego as an undrafted free agent, had been running with the third-team offense, but was moved ahead of Tevin Reese, a seventh-round pick from Baylor.
Gehlken also said that Herndon is having arguably the best training camp of the Chargers' five first-year receivers.
It is expected that Herndon will play with Chargers backup quarterback Kellen Clemens in the team's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. Herndon made one reception for nine yards in the Chargers' preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys.
"You've got to make your mark somewhere," Herndon told ESPN.com. "I just want to put my name out there, let them know what I can do and hopefully build on that during the preseason."