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Welsh rugby player Louis Rees-Zammit has agreed to a deal with the Chiefs, according to AP

The two-time defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and Welsh rugby player Louis Rees-Zammit have reached a deal, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.

Due to the fact that the team hasn’t disclosed the transaction, the individual talked to the AP under condition of confidentiality.

One of rugby’s top wingers, Rees-Zammit, 23, declared in January that he was leaving the Welsh national team to follow his ambition of playing in the NFL. His planned position is wide receiver, running back, or returner.

Rees-Zammit is a member of the NFL International Player Pathway program, along with 15 other players from eight different nations. The prospects received a crash course in football principles and an education in the nuances of a game they had never played during their ten weeks of training at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Rees-Zammit finished last week’s foreign players’ pro day at the University of South Florida with an official time of 4.43 in the 40-yard dash. Of the thirty-one scouts in attendance, he attracted a lot of interest.

“A little let down by my 40,” Rees-Zammit remarked to the AP following the event. “I was having some pretty wonderful times last week. I was receiving high 4.2s and low 4.3s. So that’s the way it is. It’s just the way things go that day. However, I am confident in my ability to run that quickly. I’m not trying to justify myself in any way, but I’m content with the day and its outcome and I know what I can achieve.”

Rees-Zammit aspires to play like 49ers stars Deebo Samuel and Christian McCaffrey. Growing up, he watched three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson as his favorite NFL player.

“I’ve studied a lot of film of players with that kind of versatility, like Deebo Samuel and Christian McCaffrey, because I want to be a player who can play multiple positions and I think I can,” Rees-Zammit stated last week. “I can line up as a receiver, in the slot, out of the backfield.” “Over the last eight weeks, I’ve learned a lot, and I’m eager to see what comes next.”

In addition to learning from coach Andy Reid, he will get the chance to catch passes from three-time Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes. With the new NFL kickoff rule elevating the importance of returners, Rees-Zammit has an opportunity to establish himself as a specialist on the squad.

This season, each team will have a 17th roster position on the practice squad reserved for an international player for the first time. In order to give players more chances to improve and get into games, teams may also move an international practice squad member to the active roster up to three times in the course of the season.

A qualified foreign player will also be granted one roster exemption for training camp by their respective teams.

 

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