November 07, 2016
Life comes at you fast. Less than a week after being released by the Eagles following a gun/drug arrest, wide receiver/kick returner Josh Huff has been scooped up by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and placed on the practice squad:
Here is what Huff and Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said, via the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud:
"We signed him to the practice squad. That's it," Koetter said. "All your practice squad guys are developmental guys you're trying to look at. We had Josh in the Senior Bowl a few years ago when I was coaching in Atlanta. We've got 10 guys on our practice squad and we're trying to develop those guys into guys who could help us down the road."
Josh Huff on joining #Bucs. "I'm very fortunate and I'm very blessed. At the same time, mistakes happen. Lessons are learned."— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) November 7, 2016
Huff: "I'm ready to move forward from there and start a new home in Tampa.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) November 7, 2016
Huff is a major reason that the Eagles lead the NFL in average kickoff return yardage by a mile.
“I’m a professional athlete. What professional athlete doesn’t own a gun?" Huff said the day after getting arrested on the Walt Whitman Bridge. "I have a license and my job is to protect myself at all costs. I know we have security here, but I have to protect myself.”
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