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Buccaneers’ Josh Huff avoids prison time for gun charge

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Huff will still have to deal with a DUI charge.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Josh Huff accepted a conditional plea in a gun charge, which includes six months probation and an expunged record upon successful completion. That was first reported by TMZ, then confirmed by ESPN and others.

I’d actually forgotten Huff was still on the Bucs’ roster. The team picked up him during last season after the Philadelphia Eagles cut him—because of that very gun charge. Huff then messed up a bunch of kickoff returns, including managing to muff one out of bounds at the one-yard line.

Huff still has a pending DUI citation from the same incident, which has yet to be heard in court.

Regardless of what happens with Huff’s legal charges going forward, he faces an uphill battle to make the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster this offseason. He caught just three passes for 41 yards last year and mostly stood out in negative ways. Meanwhile, the Bucs signed DeSean Jackson and are likely to add more receiver depth in the 2017 NFL draft.