Josh Huff Released by Eagles After Arrest: Latest Comments and Reaction
- Author: Myrtle Hill Nov 06, 2016,
Nov 06, 2016, 0:44
The Eagles released the wide receiver on Thursday morning, a day after he answered questions for being pulled over for speeding on the Walt Whitman Bridge with a handgun and marijuana found in his vehicle on Tuesday morning.
Huff also has experience in the Chip Kelly system, having played under Kelly the previous two seasons.
Pederson said that Huff came to the team's facility early Tuesday morning to watch game film from the loss in Dallas.
Doug Pederson disputed the notion that the Eagles changed their decision on Josh Huff this week, insisting that he always left open the possibility that Huff would be disciplined and that he did not need to be persuaded into releasing the wide receiver. He provided little to no insight as to why, 24 hours after head coach Doug Pederson prattled on about how sometimes his job involves being a father figure to players and try to show them the right direction, the Eagles made a decision to part ways with Huff. "No matter we are home, outside of home [or] a park, you just have to know that wherever you go somebody is always watching". "I guess that's why guys carry guns", McKelvin said. "He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, so why would I let that happen to me?" Since being drafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, Huff totaled 482 yards and four touchdowns while also returning two kickoffs for touchdowns as well. "That's all I can say right now", Huff said. "This situation was about gathering all the information and trying to do what we felt was right for the Philadelphia Eagles".More news: McDavid and Matthews set to faceoff for the first time
"Obviously feel much better this week, able to get some more team reps and feel good about what we've done this far in the week, " Matthews said after practice Thursday. "I'm not going to bring a gun and put my teammates in jeopardy of anything". During his speech, Pederson described his job as a father figure at times to his players, one who wants to help them make the right decisions in life.
"He was very dejected, very disappointed and very apologetic, and he said it wouldn't happen again", Pederson said. "I got that from him".
On Wednesday, Huff stated that multiple players on the Eagles and in the National Football League have guns for protection. Pederson said. Roseman agreed that they do care about the players on the team. Huff has said his mother had a violent temper and once tried to kill him on his 18th birthday by swinging a two-by-four his head.
Huff was at practice on Wednesday and addressed the charges in a lengthy meeting with reporters after practice.