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November 03, 2016

Eagles release WR Josh Huff after gun/drug arrest

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Josh Huff is no longer an Eagle.

The Eagles announced on Thursday that they have released wide receiver Josh Huff, who was arrested Tuesday morning for DUI, possession of a handgun, possession of a magazine filled with hollow-point bullets, and possession of marijuana.

A day ago, Doug Pederson said that Huff would play this Sunday against the New York Giants.

"Until I find out exactly the severity of it and what’s going to happen down the road, right now nothing, and we’ll take it one day at a time," he said on Wednesday.

Huff was ineffective in the Eagles' offense this season, catching 13 passes for 72 yards (5.5 yards per reception) and 1 TD for the Eagles this season. However, he was having a stellar season on special teams. 

He leads the NFL in kick return average, at 36.0 yards per return, returning one kick return for a score against the Minnesota Vikings Week 7.

The Eagles' remaining receivers on the 53-man (now 52-man) roster are Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Dorial Green-Beckham, and Bryce Treggs. They also have Paul Turner, David Watford, and RB/WR Byron Marshall on the practice squad.

Howie Roseman is scheduled to speak with reporters at 12:20 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

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