NFL: Reports: Chiefs reach deal with rugby player


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The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms with former rugby star Louis Rees-Zammit, multiple media outlets reported.

Bleacher Report said the Chiefs have designs on having Rees-Zammit, a native of Wales, compete as both a running back and wide receiver. He also will be expected to participate on special teams, particularly on returns under the NFL’s new kickoff format.

Rees-Zammit, 23, announced his desire to play in the NFL during a social media post in January. He ran a 4.43 in the 40-yard dash during his International Pathway Program pro day last week.

This season, NFL teams are allowed to promote an international practice squad player to the active roster a maximum of three times.

–Field Level Media


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