Philadelphia Eagles release WR Josh Huff after arrest

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Thursday, November 3, 2016
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Josh Huff is seen during warmups before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Detroit.

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles have released wide receiver Josh Huff days after he was arrested on gun and drug charges.

The Eagles announced the release as a roster move.

Huff was pulled over for speeding on the New Jersey side of the Walt Whitman Bridge around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

He was charged with possessing a 9mm handgun without a permit in New Jersey and for the magazine found with six hollow-point bullets.

He was also charged with a disorderly persons offense for having less than 50 grams of marijuana, police said.

On Wednesday, Huff gave his first remarks to reporters.

"I'm a professional athlete. What professional athlete don't have a gun? I have a wife and I have a son at home. My job is to protect them at all cost. My job is to protect myself, as well. Even though I know I have security here, I have to protect myself, as well," Huff said.

Earlier Wednesday, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson had said Huff was still scheduled to play on Sunday against the New York Giants.