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Josh Huff reportedly avoids prison time after gun arrest

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The former Eagles player won’t be headed to jail.

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Josh Huff won’t be going to prison despite being arrested last November on the charge of unlawful possession of a weapon. TMZ Sports reports the 25-year-old Huff has accepted a plea that will potentially allow him to avoid significant jail time.

But TMZ Sports has learned Huff accepted a conditional plea -- in which he essentially gets 6 months probation and, if he stays out of trouble, the charge will be wiped from his record.

If he screws up, Huff agrees to plead guilty and could face the maximum punishment.

Huff still has 2 charges pending -- DUI and tinted windows -- but his lawyer, Andrew Smith, tells us he's hopeful those will be dismissed.

The Philadelphia Eagles released Huff two days after his Nov. 1 arrest. Howie Roseman said himself, Jeffrey Lurie, Doug Pederson, and Don Smolenski made the decision to cut him. Roseman claimed “that it was the right thing to do for our football team.”

Several days after his release, Huff signed with the Buccaneers’ practice squad. Tampa Bay then promoted him to their active roster. Huff had three receptions for 41 yards with the Bucs last season. He also returned six kickoffs for 72 yards.

Even if Huff had never been arrested, one can only wonder how much longer he would have lasted in Philadelphia. Huff provided value a kick returner to the Eagles last season (252 yards and one touchdown on seven returns) but he was inconsistent as an offensive contributor.

The Eagles made some upgrades at wide receiver this offseason by signing free agents Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith. Along with those additions, Philadelphia has the following pass catchers under contract: Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Paul Turner, Dorial Green-Beckham, Bryce Treggs, Rasheed Bailey, Marcus Johnson, David Watford, Dom Williams.