Eagles claim Souderton grad Metz off waivers
The Philadelphia Eagles claimed Souderton grad Jake Metz off waivers from the Buffalo Bills Wednesday, the team announcing the move on its Twitter account.
Metz, who played in college at Shippensburg University, joins the Eagles’ roster for their fourth and final preseason game, a road contest against the New York Jets 7 p.m. Thursday at MetLife Stadium.
It is Metz’s second time with the Eagles, with the Birds signing him last August a few days after he helped the Philadelphia Soul win the 2016 Arena Football League championship. Metz played against the Jets in the 2016 preseason finale at Lincoln Financial Field but was later released as the Eagles cut their roster down to 53 players.
Metz headed across the globe last fall to continue his football
ball career, playing in the China Arena Football League (CAFL) with the Qingdao Clippers, who lost to the Beijing Lions 3534 in the first-ever China Bowl — the league’s title games — in November.
Metz was signed by the
Bills in April and on Tuesday was one of six players Buffalo released.
Metz played two seasons with the Soul, becoming a standout player for Philly during the 2016 season — leading the AFL in sacks and was named the league’s Defensive Lineman of the Year as the Soul claimed the AFL title with a 56-42 win over Arizona in Arena Bowl XXIX.