Washington has added a tight end, announcing on Tuesday the signing of Sammis Reyes.
Reyes is a former Division I basketball player at Tulane, and originally had dreams of playing in the NBA. But Reyes, who grew up in Chile, decided to make the switch to football and has been working out to try to make a team.
At 25 years old, Reyes was one of 11 players training for a spot in the 2021 International Player Pathway Program — which gives players from countries around the world a chance to at least stick with a team’s practice squad for a year. Reyes worked out during Florida’s Pro Day late last month, and apparently impressed Washington’s brass enough to sign him outright.
🏈 Sammis Reyes entra en la historia y se convierte en el primer chileno en fichar en la NFL. El Washington Football Team anunció la incorporación del chileno, quien había participado en el Pro Day https://t.co/EaGYIhG3J3 pic.twitter.com/r4VB8Uknoa
— La Tercera (@latercera) April 13, 2021
Sammis Reyes, chileno de 25 años, acaba de ser firmado por el Washington Football Teamhttps://t.co/M0l5jJMaus
— Primero y Diez (@Primeroydiez) April 13, 2021