Former Eagles WR Josh Huff released the following statement, via ESPN’s Adam Caplan, regarding the team’s decision to waive him on Thursday:
“First, I want to apologize to Mr. Lurie and his family, my coaches and teammates, and all Eagles fans. I’m sorry that any action by me brought negative light to this organization. I want to thank the Lurie Family, Howie, this community and the entire Eagles organization for the opportunity I’ve had for the past 3 years. Most important, I want to let the fans and community as a whole know that I understand the responsibility I have as a professional athlete, and I will take all measures necessary to correct mistakes I have made.”
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Thursday that they’ve placed WR Josh Huff on waivers.
Roster Move: #Eagles have released WR Josh Huff.
Howie Roseman will address the media at approx. 12:20PM. pic.twitter.com/G7yjJ5YpvB
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 3, 2016
On Tuesday, Huff was arrested for DUI, speeding, possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of a weapon, carrying six hollow-point bullets, and tinted windows.
The Eagles surprising allowed Huff to practice on Wednesday and HC Doug Pederson said he would play in Week 9’s game.
Huff, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Eagles back in 2014. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $2,820,944 contract and stands to make a base salary of $615,000 for the 2016 season.
This season, Huff has appeared in seven games for the Eagles and caught 13 passes for 72 yards receiving and a touchdown to go along with three rushing attempts for 10 yards. He has also totaled 252 kick return yards and a touchdown for the Eagles on special teams.