Just three days after they drafted him, former Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff is officially a paid employee of the Eagles.
Huff, a third-round pick, became the first member of the Eagles’ seven-man draft class to agree to terms. The team announced the four-year deal Tuesday afternoon.
Huff, one of two Eagles wideouts drafted last week, should compete for some time in sub packages and also contribute on special teams. He’s one of two prospects from Oregon drafted by coach Chip Kelly, the former Oregon Ducks head coach.
The 5-foot-11, 206-pound receiver caught 61 passes for 890 yards last year and seven touchdowns. He also returned 11 kickoffs for 252 yards, an average of just under 23 yards per return.
Huff endured a rough upbringing in Houston. His mother battled drug addiction and once swung a 2-by-4 at his head. During his freshman season at Oregon, Huff’s mother was imprisoned for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after an incident with another man.
Last year’s third-round pick Bennie Logan, a defensive lineman from LSU, signed a contract worth slightly more than $685,000 and carried a base salary in 2014 of $405,000. Per rules of the CBA, Huff will make $420,000 this season in base salary.