South Sydney star Tom Burgess has worked out with an NFL group for the duration of his time in New York, according to an ESPN reporter.
‘NFL insider’ Adam Schefter tweeted Burgess trained with the Giants as a tight end although in the Massive Apple soon after a vacation back home in England.
Tom and twin brother George final month extended their contracts with the Rabbitohs by way of the 2018 NRL season.
The probabilities of the hulking forward joining the Giants, who final won the Super Bowl in 2011, appear slim as older brother Sam also produced a recent high-profile return to the Rabbitohs after a stint in rugby union.
Tom, 23, stated earlier this year he “shown interest in NFL for a although and spoken to a handful of of my friends about how I’d love to go there”.
Jarryd Hayne’s nicely publicised transition has had mixed benefits and there is a precedent for giant NRL forwards trying their hand with New York NFL teams.
Former representative star Willie Mason worked out with the Jets in late 2006, although an assistant coach at the time mentioned it was much less of a trial and far more an opportunity to sate their curiosity.
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