The Saints are taking a look at Josh Huff. The wide receiver auditioned for the Saints on Tuesday, according to Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle (on Twitter).
Huff was one of several Oregon products to wind up on Chip Kelly‘s Eagles. The third-round pick in the 2014 draft flashed some potential, but he was out of a job in ’16 when he was pulled over for speeding and found with a firearm and marijuana. He hooked on with the Bucs, but only appeared in three games and wound up missing this season’s initial 53-man cut.
After being displaced by Tampa Bay, Huff’s first known audition came with the Saints in September. Later, he showed his stuff for the Jets, Texans, and Redskins (twice), but has yet to land a deal. Perhaps on this audition – his second with New Orleans in 2017 – he’ll find a new NFL home.
Statistically, Huff’s best season came in 2015 when he had 27 grabs for 312 yards and three scores. He gave the Saints an up close look at his potential in October of that season when he had four receptions for 78 yards, including a 41-yard TD in the first half.
At 10-4, the Saints are in the catbird seat in the NFC South. They can help secure the divisional crown with wins over the Falcons and Bucs in the final two weeks.
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