Philadelphia Eagles release receiver Josh Huff


The Philadelphia Eagles have cut ties with Josh Huff.

The team announced Thursday they've released the receiver who was arrested earlier this week.

"First, I want to apologize to Mr. Lurie and his family, my coaches and teammates, and all Eagles fans," Huff said in a statement, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

"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."

Huff was pulled over Tuesday morning for speeding on the Walt Whitman Bridge and charged with possession of an unloaded handgun (9mm) without a permit and a small amount of marijuana.

On Wednesday, coach Doug Pederson said Huff would play Sunday against the Giants.

A day later the team changed gears, releasing the 25-year-old.

Huff was a solid special teams performer but brought replacement-level talent to the passing game. He's caught 13 passes for 72 yards (5.5 average) and a touchdown this season. Huff ends his three-year stint with the Eagles compiling 48 receptions for 482 yards and four scores.