August 4, 2023   2 MIN READ

Birds O-Lineman Acquitted

Josh Sills Cleared Of Kidnapping, Rape Charges


Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills was reportedly found not guilty of raping and kidnapping a former high school classmate in 2019, according to WTOV-99 in Ohio.

A jury cleared Sills, who made the team last year as an undrafted rookie from Oklahoma State whose career started at West Virginia, of both first-degree felony charges.

Josh Sills

GETTY IMAGES: Eagles OL Josh Sills was cleared of rape, kidnapping charges, but his NFL future is unclear.

The NFL placed Sills on the Commissioner’s Exempt list in February, after Sills was indicted. He was paid while on the list but wasn’t able to participate in practices or the Super Bowl.

Although he was cleared, Sills’ case will still be reviewed by the NFL under the league’s personal conduct policy.

Many NFL players who have been cleared of charges have still been suspended by the league, including former Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, former Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and, most recently, Saints running back Alvin Kamara.

Sills appeared in one game last year for the Eagles. It’s not known if the Eagles will move forward with Sills.

– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for

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