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Josh Huff released by Philadelphia Eagles two days after arrest on gun, drug charges

In this Oct. 9, 2016, file photo, Philadelphia

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. Credit: AP / Paul Sancya

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles have released wide receiver Josh Huff, 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. His attorney, Fortunato Perri Jr., said Huff is licensed to carry in Texas and the gun was not loaded when he was stopped Tuesday morning.

Huff apologized to his teammates on Wednesday and coach Doug Pederson said he planned to use him against the Giants this week. But Pederson spoke to reporters before Huff told reporters he carries a gun because he doesn’t trust people in his hometown of Houston and he has to protect his family. Huff also said he believes all athletes carry guns.

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