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Metz signs with Philadelphia Eagles

Tuesday August 30, 2016

 Soul DL Joins the Eagles Training Camp Roster for the 2016 Season

PHILADELPHIA—The 2016 World Champion Philadelphia Soul today announced the DL Jake Metz (6’6, 265, Shippensburg) has been added to the Philadelphia Eagles roster.

“I could not be happier for Jake,” said Soul head coach Clint Dolezel. “The transformation I have seen from his rookie season to this year has been monumental, and clearly I am not the only one to notice this. I wish him luck and know that he will be a great addition to the Eagles defense.”

In his second year with the Soul, Metz recorded 29.5 total tackles, three pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and one quarterback hurry. He led the league in sacks, finishing with 8.0 during the regular season. Metz was awarded the Arena Football League’s Defensive Lineman of the Year and was First Team All-Arena for his performance this season.

Jake is the second Soul player to be signed to the NFL this year. Wide Receiver Harvey Binford played for the Soul in 2015 and 2016, and is currently on the Green Bay Packers roster.

The 2016 World Champion Philadelphia Soul have just completed their 11th season in the Arena Football League. In those 11 seasons, the Soul have won four Division Championships, four Conference Championships and two World Championships. Since the inaugural season in 2004, the Soul are the winningest professional sports team in Philadelphia. Season memberships and Group tickets for the Soul’s upcoming 2017 season are on sale now. For tickets, contact the Soul sales department at (215) 253-4900 ext. 3, or request contact from a Soul representative by filling out the form on Follow the Soul on Facebook at and Twitter at