The NFL placed Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills on the Commissioner’s Exempt list late Wednesday, hours after prosecutors in Ohio indicted Sills on charges of rape and kidnapping from an alleged incident in his home state in December 2019.
The Eagles made the announcement with the following statement about the situation:
“The NFL placed G Josh Sills on the Commissioner Exempt List. The organization is aware of the legal matter involving Sills. We have been in communication with the league office and are in the process of gathering more information.”
Sills, who was signed as an undrafted free agent last year, and was one of three UDFA to earn a roster spot – along with Reed Blankenship and Josh Jobe – but he appeared in just one game for the Eagles this season.
The 25-year-old was indicted by a grand jury in Ohio this week after an investigation conducted by the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office, relating to an alleged incident in Dec. 2019. He is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 16, four days after the Eagles and Chiefs meet in Super Bowl LVII.
Being on the Exempt List means Sills does not count against the Eagles’ 53-man roster, leaving them an open spot heading into Super Bowl LVII.
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