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Josh Huff released by Philadelphia Eagles

Team moves on from wide receiver following arrest

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Josh Huff, arrested earlier in the week for speeding and found to have both marijuana and an unregistered gun in his car, has been released by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Eagles’ coach Doug Pederson had told New York media earlier in the week that “until I get more information” Huff, a wide receiver, would play Sunday against the New York Giants.

Apparently, Pederson and the Eagle organization have enough information now that they have decided it is best to move on from the 25-year-old 2014 third-round draft pick.

Huff had only 13 receptions for 72 yards so far this season.

Earlier this week, Huff defended carrying a gun:

"I'm a professional athlete. What professional athlete [doesn't] have a gun?" Huff told reporters Wednesday, per 247 Sports. "I have a wife and I have a son at home. My job is to protect them at all costs, and my job is to protect myself as well. I know I have security here [NovaCare Complex], but I have to protect myself as well.

"I'm from Houston. You can't trust a lot of people there. There's always somebody out to get you. You got to protect yourself. Even when I'm back in Houston, I always have a gun on me. There's been several instances in Houston where I've lost a friend to gun violence. He was in the wrong place in the wrong time, so why would I let that happen to me?"