On Thursday morning, the Eagles announced that wide receiver Josh Huff has been released from the team. Howie Roseman met with reporters shortly thereafter to explain how the team came to its decision.
"For us, we just wanted to go through a process, gather all of the information and then sit down as an organization and make a decision that we think is the right decision for the Philadelphia Eagles," Roseman said.
Over the past 48 hours, Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie, president Don Smolenski, head coach Doug Pederson and Roseman spent a lot of time coming to the conclusion that it was in the team's best interests to release the third-year player.
"We weren't rushing to judgment," Roseman said. "Everyone was on board with the decision."
Roseman and Pederson met with Huff personally Thursday morning to inform him of the move.
"We all care about Josh Huff," Roseman said. "We care about all of the players on this team."
At the same time, Roseman admitted that it is "disappointing" to be spending so much time on this situation ahead of Sunday's big NFC East clash with the New York Giants. The Eagles are "trying to build something that lasts," Roseman said, and the organization was "comfortable" with the decision considering all of the facts that had been gathered.
Roseman added that there has been no corresponding roster move to replace Huff's spot as of yet, but one will be made ahead of Sunday's game. The Eagles currently have four wide receivers on the active roster: Nelson Agholor, Dorial Green-Beckham, Jordan Matthews and Bryce Treggs. Paul Turner and David Watford are on the team’s practice squad.
Stay tuned later this afternoon for an extended 360 Update with a complete recap of today's events.