Josh Huff went from being the primary Eagles kick returner for three seasons to spending the 2017 season out of the league, but the wide receiver looks to soon have another chance.
The Saints are planning to sign Huff on Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle tweets. Wilson notes Huff has been training in Houston. He’s certainly traversed the NFL workout circuit over the past few months.
Huff twice worked out for the Saints this season, auditioning for New Orleans in September and December. In between, he received tryouts with the Jets, Texans and Redskins (twice) but remained a free agent. The Buccaneers sent Huff to free agency in September.
Arrested for unlawfully possessing a weapon in 2016, Huff did not see any jail time on that charge, instead receiving six months’ probation.
The 26-year-old wideout/return man played seven games with the Eagles and three with the Bucs in 2016 and has two kick-return touchdowns to his credit. Huff showed the Saints a glimpse of his receiving abilities in 2015, when he caught four passes for 78 yards and a touchdown against them that October.
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