Aussie Valentine Holmes is Now a New York Jet

Aussie Valentine Holmes will compete for a roster spot with the New York Jets

Former Australian Rugby League player Valentine Holmes has officially signed with the New York Jets after taking part in the NFL International Pathways Program.

The program, designed to help international players make the transition into the NFL, culminated in Florida last week. With all 32 teams sending scouts to the event, it was only a matter of time before Holmes found himself a new home.

This season the AFC East was selected as the division to have an extra player added to each squad, allowing for an international spot. It was the Jets who were most impressed with Holmes and will try him out as a wide receiver and punt returner.

All seven players who tried out were selected for different franchises.

Holmes will now be added to the 53-man squad as an extra player. He will compete for a spot on the squad during pre-season games. If he fails to make it during this time, he will remain on the roster and cannot be dropped for a full season, as he tries to work on his game.

During the scouting workout last week, Holmes ran an unofficial 4.50 40-yard dash time. He also but his ball skills to work, catching footballs in the deep.

This is only the first step in his new career, there is a long way to go. He will know need to study the playbook and work on improving himself to compete for a spot on the official roster.

For all your news on Valentine Holmes, stay tuned.



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