Malcolm Jenkins. (Jeff Fusco)
Soon after the Eagles released Josh Huff Thursday morning, the 25-year-old went around the locker room at the NovaCare Complex to inform his teammates of the news just before practice. Huff was crying, and few words were exchanged when he embraced others before he left.
“It’s a tough situation to be in, so what exactly can you say to a guy who was already at his lowest and then he gets cut?” said Kenjon Barner, who has been close with Huff since they met at Oregon in 2010. “There’s not too much that you can say to him, but try to be uplifting and tell him to stay grounded and just know brighter days are ahead.” Read more »
Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)
Two days after Josh Huff’s arrest for speeding, having tinted windows, possessing marijuana and having a gun not licensed in the state of New Jersey with hollow-point bullets, the Eagles decided to cut the receiver.
“It’s disappointing that we have to stand up here and do this, but we’re trying to building something,” Howie Roseman said. “We’re trying to build something that lasts and some of that means that we’re going to have to make some hard decisions. All we can do is do what we think is right for the Philadelphia Eagles.” Read more »
Josh Huff. (Jeff Fusco)
After being arrested Tuesday morning for speeding, having tinted windows, possessing marijuana and having a gun not licensed in the state of New Jersey with hollow-point bullets, Josh Huff said he apologized to his teammates and Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie on Wednesday for his behavior and being a distraction.
“I made a terrible decision yesterday,” Huff said. “I know that my actions come with consequences and I understand that and I own up to it. All I can do is take it a day at a time right now and that’s what I’m doing. My focus right now is on the Giants.” Read more »
Doug Pederson. (Jeff Fusco)
Josh Huff will play on Sunday against the New York Giants and will not face any punishment yet from the Eagles for his arrest on Tuesday, Doug Pederson announced Wednesday morning.
A criminal summons was issued to Huff for possessing marijuana under 50 grams, along with two warrants for unlawful possession of a weapon and prohibited weapons/devices, the Delaware River Port Authority told Philadelphia magazine in an email. Huff was also issued New Jersey traffic summons for DUI, speeding and obstructed view because of tinted windows.
However, the Eagles’ head coach said he needs to gather more information before making a disciplinary decision about Huff.
“I just need to hear officially through an investigation what took place and what happened,” Pederson said. “I want to see exactly what happened, maybe talk to some people and find out. It’s outside of the building, obviously, and a lot of times these situations are out of our control. I just want to get everything tightened up. Read more »
Photo by Jeff Fusco
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Josh Huff had a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun, six hollow-point bullets and a container that held what appeared to be marijuana in his car when he was pulled over for speeding by a Delaware River Port Authority police officer this morning, according to a criminal complaint.
Huff, 25, was stopped about 11 a.m. for speeding on the New Jersey side of the Walt Whitman Bridge. The officer noticed “the odor of raw marijuana” emanating from Huff’s car while he waited for Huff to produce his driver’s license, registration, and insurance.
When asked about the smell, Huff handed over a white container with a “greenish/brown plat vegetation,” and told the cop that he had a handgun in the driver’s side door pocket, according to the complaint. Read more »
Josh Huff. (Jeff Fusco)
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Josh Huff was arrested on the Walt Whitman Bridge Tuesday morning for speeding, while in possession of marijuana and a gun, according to CBS Philly.
It’s currently unknown if the gun is registered and if Huff has a permit for it. According to the report, the Camden County Prosecutor’s office is investigating.
“We are aware of the incident today involving Josh Huff,” the Eagles told Philadelphia magazine in an official team statement. “At this point, we are gathering more information.” Read more »
C.J. Smith. (Jeff Fusco)
Despite most of the Eagles’ starters sitting for tonight’s game, there will still be several interesting players to keep an eye on as the Birds host the Jets at 7 p.m.:
Fighting For A Roster Spot
Surprisingly, Carson Wentz isn’t the Eagles rookie from North Dakota State who has made the most noise this preseason. While the quarterback has missed the last three games, undrafted free agent C.J. Smith has worked his way up the cornerback depth chart. After Aaron Grymes’ injury and subsequent departure, Smith is the favorite to make the 53-man roster if the Eagles keep six corners. Read more »
Josh Huff. (Jeff Fusco)
INDIANAPOLIS — Jerrica Huff didn’t like what she was seeing from her husband. She has watched him play football for six seasons now, from his time at Oregon to his career so far with the Eagles, but she had to talk to him about her concerns on Wednesday last week.
Her message? Since I began watching you play, I’ve never seen you this timid. Ever.
Josh Huff took the conversation to heart, and he hauled in two passes for 60 yards in the Eagles’ 33-23 win over the Colts, adding a 9-yard touchdown run on the ground culminating in his best game of the preseason.
“She was right. I was playing timid. I wasn’t having fun. With her telling me that, I had to make some changes within myself, and I was able to come out here and have fun with my teammates,” Huff said. “I think that’s the biggest thing missing for me in the past: Just having fun. I was taking it too much as a business, and that took away from me having fun.
“A lot of (my improved play) goes to my wife. She saw that I wasn’t playing like myself and she was able to tell me. I just had her in the back of my head the whole game, and it was fun.” Read more »
Photo by Jeff Fusco.
The Eagles updated the unofficial depth chart on their website yesterday, which they note is crafted by the PR team. Here are some thoughts on the second iteration of this. Read more »
Doug Pederson and Mike Tomlin. (USA Today Sports)
Here are some of the top Eagles stories so far this week:
First, an update on Joe Walker:
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