The Philadelphia Eagles claimed UDFA rookie OT D.J. Jones from the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, a source confirmed. Jones, however, will not be awarded to the Eagles until the day after Super Bowl XLVI (2/6).
According to article 18.1 B-5 of the NFL’s constitution and bylaws, the assignment or termination of any player will be deferred until the first business days after the Super Bowl game, which in this case is next Monday.
Jones was waived by the Ravens on Jan. 14. Because the waiver period is 10 days in the playoffs, not 24 hours, Jones wasn’t claimed until this past Tuesday (Jan. 24). The Eagles were the only team to put in a claim for the offensive lineman.
The Eagles went through a similar situation last year around this time with CB Isaiah Trufant.
Jones, out of the University of Nebraska, was originally signed by the Miami Dolphins in July. He spent part of the regular season on the practice squads of the Dolphins and Ravens. Jones was signed by the Ravens off their practice squad in December.