Albert Huggins
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Huggins with Clemson
No. 94 – Atlanta Falcons
Position:Nose tackle
Personal information
Born: (1997-06-27) June 27, 1997 (age 26)
Orangeburg, South Carolina, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school:Orangeburg-Wilkinson (Orangeburg, South Carolina)
College:Clemson (2015–2018)
Undrafted:2019
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:41
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Albert Huggins Jr. (born June 27, 1997) is an American football nose tackle for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Clemson, he was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2019. He also played for the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 2+78 in
(1.90 m)
305 lb
(138 kg)
33+12 in
(0.85 m)
10+58 in
(0.27 m)
5.12 s 1.81 s 2.98 s 4.78 s 7.56 s 28.5 in
(0.72 m)
8 ft 6 in
(2.59 m)
35 reps
Sources:[1][2]

Houston Texans

Huggins signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2019.[3] He was waived during final roster cuts on August 31, 2019,[4] but was signed to the team's practice squad on September 2.[5]

Philadelphia Eagles

On October 21, 2019, Huggins was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles off the Texans' practice squad.[6] He was waived after playing in four games on November 30, 2019.[7]

New England Patriots

On December 2, 2019, Huggins was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots.[8] He was waived on December 7, 2019.[9]

Philadelphia Eagles (second stint)

On December 10, 2019, Huggins was signed to the Eagles practice squad.[10] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Eagles on January 6, 2020.[11] He was waived on July 26, 2020.[12]

Houston Texans (second stint)

On July 27, 2020, Huggins was claimed off waivers by the Texans.[13] He was waived on August 31, 2020.[14]

Detroit Lions

Huggins was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions on September 1, 2020, but was waived four days later.[15][16]

Minnesota Vikings

On September 8, 2020, Huggins was signed to the Minnesota Vikings practice squad.[17] He was released on October 9, 2020.[18]

Detroit Lions (second stint)

On October 19, 2020, Huggins was signed to the Lions practice squad.[19] He was released on October 29,[20] and re-signed to the practice squad two days later.[21] He was elevated to the active roster on November 25 and January 2, 2021, for the team's weeks 12 and 17 games against the Texans and Vikings, and reverted to the practice squad after each game.[22][23]

New Orleans Saints

On May 6, 2021, Huggins signed with the New Orleans Saints.[24] He was waived on August 31, 2021 and re-signed to the practice squad.[25][26] Huggins was signed to the active roster on September 11, 2021.[27] He was waived on October 25 and re-signed to the practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on December 2.[28]

On August 30, 2022, Huggins was placed on injured reserve.[29] He spent the entire 2022 season on the IR with an undisclosed injury he suffered during the Saints’ final preseason game. He did not receive a qualifying offer from the Saints following the season and became a free agent on March 15, 2023.[30]

Atlanta Falcons

On June 16, 2023, Huggins signed with the Atlanta Falcons.[31]

References

  1. ^ "Albert Huggins Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
  2. ^ "2019 NFL Draft Scout Albert Huggins College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
  3. ^ "Texans sign six draft picks, 20 college free agents". HoustonTexans.com. May 10, 2019. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "Texans trim roster to 53 players". HoustonTexans.com. August 31, 2019. Archived from the original on September 1, 2019. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  5. ^ "Texans sign CB Armstrong, TE Paulsen, add 10 players to practice squad". HoustonTexans.com. September 2, 2019. Archived from the original on September 3, 2019. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  6. ^ McPherson, Chris (October 21, 2019). "Eagles agree to sign DTs Anthony Rush and Albert Huggins, release CB Orlando Scandrick and DT Akeem Spence". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  7. ^ McPherson, Chris (November 30, 2019). "Roster moves: Eagles activate CB Cre'Von LeBlanc, promote TE Joshua Perkins from the practice squad". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved November 30, 2019.
  8. ^ "Patriots claim DL Albert Huggins from Philadelphia; Release K Kai Forbath". Patriots.com. December 2, 2019.
  9. ^ Smith, Michael (December 7, 2019). "Albert Huggins cut, Nick Folk back for Patriots". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  10. ^ Erby, Glenn (December 10, 2019). "Eagles re-sign Albert Huggins to the practice squad". TheEaglesWire.USAToday.com. USA Today. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  11. ^ "Eagles sign eight practice squad players to futures deals". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. January 6, 2020.
  12. ^ Johnson, Vaughn (July 26, 2020). "Roster Moves: Eagles waive 5 players ahead of veteran reporting day". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  13. ^ Wilson, Aaron (July 27, 2020). "DL Albert Huggins back with Texans". HoustonChronicle.com. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  14. ^ "Report: Texans release defensive tackle Albert Huggins". Texans Wire. August 31, 2020. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  15. ^ Alper, Josh (September 1, 2020). "Lions claim Albert Huggins". ProFootballTalk. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  16. ^ "Lions announce roster moves". DetroitLions.com. September 5, 2020.
  17. ^ "Vikings Announce Roster Moves to Fill Initial Practice Squad". Vikings.com. September 8, 2020.
  18. ^ @Vikings (October 9, 2020). "The #Vikings have released DT Albert Huggins from the practice squad" (Tweet). Retrieved October 27, 2020 – via Twitter.
  19. ^ Schlitt, Erik (October 19, 2020). "Detroit Lions sign DT Albert Huggins to the practice squad". USAToday.com. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  20. ^ Schlitt, Erik (October 29, 2020). "Detroit Lions release LB Elijah Lee, swap out practice squad players". USAToday.com. Retrieved November 12, 2020.
  21. ^ "Lions activate CB Justin Coleman from IR". APNews.com. October 31, 2020. Retrieved November 12, 2020.
  22. ^ "Lions announce roster moves". DetroitLions.com. November 25, 2020. Retrieved December 31, 2020.
  23. ^ "Lions announce roster moves". DetroitLions.com. January 2, 2021. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  24. ^ "New Orleans Saints sign DT Albert Huggins". NewOrleansSaints.com. May 6, 2021. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  25. ^ "New Orleans Saints make roster reductions to 53". NewOrleansSaints.com. August 31, 2021.
  26. ^ "New Orleans Saints announce practice squad additions". NewOrleansSaints.com. September 1, 2021.
  27. ^ "New Orleans Saints announce roster moves". NewOrleansSaints.com. September 11, 2021.
  28. ^ "New Orleans Saints announce roster moves ahead of Dallas Cowboys game | NFL Week 13". NewOrleansSaints.com. December 2, 2021.
  29. ^ "New Orleans Saints make roster reductions to 53". NewOrleansSaints.com. August 30, 2022.
  30. ^ "Albert Huggins: Doesn't receive qualifying offer". cbssports.com. Retrieved 2023-04-08.
  31. ^ "Falcons sign three minicamp tryout players". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2023-06-16.