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Two former Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers resurface with the Saints

Would you look at that.

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The New Orleans Saints signed former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Josh Huff to a futures contract on Friday evening, as first reported by ESPN.

Huff was originally selected by the Eagles in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He only managed to produce 35 receptions for 410 yards and three touchdowns in his first two seasons. After seven games with the Eagles in 2016, Philadelphia released him mid-season following a gun arrest.

Soon after, the Buccaneers took a shot on Huff. He spent the offseason with Tampa Bay but he was waived during final cuts prior to the 2017 season.

Huff isn’t the only former Eagles wide receiver to end up in New Orleans. For some reason, the Saints felt it was necessary to add another member from the Eagles’ dreadful 2016 receiving corps: Paul Turner.

After emerging as a preseason Hall of Famer in 2016, Turner spent time on the practice squad before being called up to the Eagles’ 53-man roster last season. He figured to compete for a job on this year’s team but a shoulder injury caused him to miss most of training camp.

Turner is from West Monroe, Louisiana so he’s back in his home state now.

Huff and Turner are likely long shots to make the roster in New Orleans, but we’ll see how things go for them.

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