Jarryd Hayne has to wait for his NFL dream
Jarryd Hayne’s bid to be a part of the National Football League would have to wait a bit longer. Detroit Lions favored to sign the ex Parramatta NRL player, declared on Tuesday that it had signed eleven players to reserve or futures deals, that even include 8 on the practice team. Jarryd Hayne was not among the football players.
Detroit Free Press paper reported that Lions are expecting to deal with the paperwork issues before finalizing a deal with Hayne, who told that he is very close to signing a deal with a National Football League team, but he did not name any football team.
He went back to Australia before the Christmas holidays and he pointed to some visa related issues as temporarily detaining him from signing with a squad. Jarryd visited the Detroit Lions two times previous month and took a physical training with the team, reported a newspaper, but he could not sign at the time because of all paperwork issues.
Jarryd Hayne also visited Seattle Seahawks as well as San Francisco 49ers. It is expected that Hayne will play as the running back in National Football League.
Meanwhile, former LSU stars Odell Beckham Jr. and Jeremy Hill are among 5 finalists to win Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year 2014, declared the NFL on Tuesday. Teddy Bridgewater (Minnesota Vikings quarterback), Mike Evans (Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver) and Sammy Watkins (Buffalo Bills receiver) made it to the Top-5.