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Holmes holds NFL media workout in Florida

by Nell Huggins (2020-07-16)

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Former Cronulla Shark Valentine Holmes has donned American football shoulder pads for the first time during a workout in Florida as he pursues an NFL career.

Holmes held a practice session in front of a small group of Australian media members at the IMG Academy on Thursday.

The Kangaroos and Queensland winger is a member of the NFL's Pathway program designed to give international athletes two months of intensive training ahead of workouts for NFL scouts.

Former South Sydney Rabbitohs junior Jordan Mailata went through last year's program and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Holmes has been at IMG for two weeks and has donned a helmet during workouts, but Thursday was his first time in pads.

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