The New Orleans Saints will be without the services of one their receivers for the first two games of the 2018 NFL season.

Wide receiver/kick returner Josh Huff, who signed with the Saints in February, was suspended two games without pay by the NFL on Monday for violating the league's policies on substances for abuse and personal conduct.

Huff's suspension stems from a November 2016 arrest when he was with the Philadelphia Eagles, in which he was allegedly carrying a handgun and a small amount of marijuana.

Huff entered a pre-trail intervention program, and eventually had the charges dismissed.

The 26-year old Huff, who played his college football at Oregon, was a third-round selection of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2014 NFL Draft.

In three seasons with the Eagles, Huff compiled 48 catches for 482 yards and 4 touchdowns.

A native of Houston, Texas, Huff also served as Philadelphia's main return man on special teams, scoring on two kick-return touchdowns.

After his arrest for unlawfully possessing a weapon in 2016, Huff was released by the Eagles late in the 2016 season, before spending the rest of the campaign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Huff was out of the league in 2017.