The Eagles are set to work out two players from the Philadelphia Soul when the Birds return to practice on Monday, according to a report from ESPN insider Adam Caplan. The two Arena Football League players are wide receiver Darius Reynolds and defensive lineman Jake Metz. The Soul defeated the Arizona Rattlers on Friday evening to win their second ArenaBowl title in franchise history.
Reynolds, 27, measures in at 6-2, 205 pounds. He played three years at Iowa State before signing with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Reynolds has since played in the AFL. He was the Soul's top receiver in 2016 with 112 receptions for 1,447 yards and 38 touchdowns.
The 25-year-old Metz measures in at 6-6, 265 pounds. He attended college at Shippensburg and had a few workouts with NFL teams (including the Eagles) after going undrafted in 2014, but he was never signed to a contract. In 2016, Metz recorded 29 tackles, seven sacks, three pass breakups and two forced fumbles. He was named the Arena Football League's Defensive Lineman of the Year earlier this month.
There's obviously no guarantee the Eagles will sign either player. All 32 NFL teams must cut their roster down to the 75-man limit by 4:00 PM ET on Tuesday, Aug. 30. At the very least, though, it's cool to see the Eagles are giving the two champions a chance to impress.