Sidney Jones is getting a fresh start in a new city.
After going unclaimed following his release yesterday, Jones is heading to Jacksonville to join the Jaguars’ practice squad, a league source confirmed to NBC Sports Philadelphia.
ESPN’s Tim McManus first reported the news.
Jones, 24, was the Eagles’ second-round pick back in 2017. Once thought to be a first-rounder, Jones tore his Achilles at his pro day and slipped to the Eagles at No. 43.
Eagles GM Howie Roseman will take one major lesson from the Jones pick and its failure.
While the Eagles could have brought Jones back to their practice squad, it’s probably best for both parties to separate. Jones will get a much-needed fresh start in a new city as he tries to leave behind unfulfilled expectations and three-injury filled seasons.
Meanwhile, Anthony Rush is heading to Seattle. The Eagles waived the big defensive tackle on Saturday. He is signing with the Seahawks’ practice squad, according to a source.
The Eagles announced 16 practice squad players on Sunday. Because one of them gets an international exemption, they have one spot open.