Former NRL player Valentine Holmes is seen during a
Former NRL player Valentine Holmes is seen during a "Pro Day" as part of the NFL's International Pathway program on Monday, April 1, 2019. Holmes and six other international athletes were picked for the NFL? s International Pathway program were measured, performed speed and agility drills and caught balls thrown by a quarterback. (AAP Image/Peter Mitchell) NO ARCHIVING

Valentine Holmes joins New York Jets

Valentine Holmes is an NFL player with the New York Jets signing the former NRL star to their roster as part of the International Player Pathway.

Holmes was one of seven international project players who spend the past three months training at Florida's IMG Academy hoping to be allocated to one of four AFC East teams.

In the past 24 hours three of those players have been added to teams, former England and British and Irish Lions rugby player Christian Wade (Buffalso Bills), former Brazilian judo champion Durval Neto (Miami Dolphins) and German tight end Jakob Johnson (New England Patriots).

Pathway players will join the team's practice squads but will not be eligible to play games during the 2019 NFL season.

The program is designed to give elite athletes with little American football knowledge a chance to insert themselves with a team and learn the game without the pressure of being cut.

 

More to come...

News Corp Australia


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