USA Rugby’s Carlin Isles remains interested in NFL

Tuesday July 19th, 2016

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American rugby star Carlin Isles is considering another run at the NFL, ESPN reports.

Isles signed a futures contract with the Detroit Lions after spending a brief period of time with the team’s practice squad in 2013. He walked away before off-season workouts began to focus his attention on rugby.

“[The NFL] still lingers in my mind,” Isles told ESPN. “But I don’t even know what I’m going to do. I plan on still doing maybe two more Olympics, still do track and maybe do football a little bit.”

Isles, 26, is known as the world’s fastest rugby player. He added that a chance to make a roster or even a practice squad could be enough to entice him to try out again.

Last season, Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne played in eight games for the San Francisco 49ers, rushing for 52 yards on 17 carries.

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