The Eagles will be taking a look at a pair of AFL standouts next week. ESPN.com’s Adam Caplan tweets that the team will be bringing in Philadelphia Soul players Darius Reynolds and Jake Metz on Monday.
Reynolds, a 27-year-old wideout, went undrafted out of Iowa State in 2012. He briefly caught on with the Packers, but he was subsequently released following a failed physical. Over the past five seasons, the 6-foot-2 receiver has bounced around the Arena Football League. His best season came in 2014 with Iowa, when he compiled 126 receptions for 1,885 yards and 39 touchdowns. Last season, the receiver finished with 112 receptions with 1,447 yards and 38 touchdowns. Reynolds also has experience in the running and returning game.
Metz, 25, went undrafted out of Shippensburg in 2014. The defensive end worked out with the Eagles, Giants, and Lions, but he ultimately landed with the Soul. In 2016, Metz established himself as one of the top defenders in the AFL, compiling 22 tackles, seven sacks, and two forced fumbles. His performance led to him receiving the Arena Football League’s Defensive Lineman of the Year award.
As Rob Tornoe of Philly.com notes, this wouldn’t be the first time that the Eagles snag players from the Soul. In 2012, the team added Anthony “Tiger” Jones, although the receiver was released before the start of the season.