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Josh Huff, who the Eagles released today following his Tuesday arrest on multiple counts, most notably having a gun without a license, issued a statement on his release. Via Adam Caplan of ESPN:

First, I want to apologize to Mr. Lurie and his family, my coaches and teammates, and all Eagles fans. 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.

This boilerplate apology, and Howie Roseman’s statements to the media earlier today, offer little explanation as why the Eagles decided to release Huff today after his arrest two days ago.

Yesterday Huff spoke about how many players in the NFL carry guns for protection, though he denied that he had the gun in the Eagles locker room.

We will continue to keep you updated on any further developments.