Buccaneers sign former Eagles WR Josh Huff to practice squad
FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2016, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Josh Huff watches during warmups before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Eagles have released wide receiver Josh Huff, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, two days after he was arrested on gun and drug charges. Huff was charged Tuesday with possession of a 9 mm handgun without a permit and having a small amount of marijuana after he was pulled over for speeding on the New Jersey side of the Walt Whitman bridge. Huff was also cited for driving while intoxicated by the officer. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Josh Huff is getting a second chance in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The former Philadelphia receiver and special teams standout was signed to the Bucs' practice squad Monday, less than a week after the third-year pro was arrested on gun and drug charges and subsequently released by the Eagles.
Huff, 25, was charged Nov. 1 with possession of a 9 mm handgun without a permit and having a small amount of marijuana after he was pulled over for speeding in New Jersey. The 2014 third-round draft pick, who also was cited for driving while intoxicated, had 48 receptions for 482 yards and four touchdowns in two-plus seasons in Philadelphia.
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Huff had 13 receptions for 72 yards and one TD for the Eagles this season. He's also averaged 27.7 yards on 42 career kickoff returns, including TDs of 107 and 98 yards since entering the NFL.
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