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Jake Metz Signs with Buffalo Bills

Friday April 7, 2017

 PHILADELPHIA—The 2016 ArenaBowl Champion Philadelphia Soul announced today that DL Jake Metz (6’6, 265, Shippensburg) has been signed by the NFL Buffalo Bills.

“On behalf of the entire Soul organization, I wish Jake the very best of luck with the Bills,” said Soul head coach Clint Dolezel. “He works hard day in and day out. His dedication to the game and will to work is what makes him such a valuable player. This is a great opportunity for him and I am honored to have coached him the past two years.”

In two years with the Soul (2015-16), the Souderton, PA native recorded 29.5 total tackles, 7.5 sacks, three pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and one quarterback hurry. He was awarded the Arena Football League’s Defensive Lineman of the Year and was First Team All-Arena for his performance last season. Metz signed with the Philadelphia Eagles last year for the 2016 preseason.

“I am excited to build off of my preseason experience with the Philadelphia Eagles last summer. I am very grateful to the Soul organization for pushing me to succeed and believing in me these past two years” said Metz on Friday after his signing.


The 2016 ArenaBowl Champion Philadelphia Soul are entering their 12th season in the Arena Football League. In the first 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