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Sport NRL 2020: Valentine Holmes released from New York Jets practice squad

01:20  23 november  2019
01:20  23 november  2019 Source:

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  Cowboys reportedly set to sign Holmes for 2020 Valentine Holmes is understood to have agreed to join the Cowboys in 2020, killing all hope of a Latrell Mitchell deal.According to a Courier Mail report, Holmes has decided to join the Cowboys in 2020 with "only an eleventh-hour change of heart" to see him continue his NFL journey.

Valentine Holmes has been added to the New York Jets ' practice squad for the season that starts on September 9. A day after he failed to make the Holmes latest news comes after he had had five catches for 55 yards to finish the teams final practice match before the announcement as the Jets '

Holmes , who has been playing for the New York Jets , told The Daily Telegraph that he would not return for the 2020 NRL season if he’s selected in either the 53-man NFL squad to be announced tomorrow or the 10-man practice squad for the franchise. As a part of the International Pathway

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Former Sharks and Australian star Valentine Holmes has been released from the New York Jets practice squad.

Holmes sensationally quit the NRL to pursue his dream of playing American football in November last year.

He would eventually fail to make the 53-man squad, signing a one-year deal with the Jets practice squad as part of the NFL's international pathways program.

Since the start of the NFL season, rumours have persisted that the 24-year-old was planning a return to rugby league in 2020, with the North Queensland Cowboys the front-runners in the race for his signature.

These speculations have been confirmed by the Jets, revealing that he has been released from their squad to pursue a contract in the NRL.

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Valentine Holmes is staying in America despite huge interest fro, NRL clubs.

"We have released Valentine Holmes from the practice squad," the club said via Twitter

"The Australia native is eying a return to the National Rugby League."

In a statement on the club's website, Holmes thanked the Jets for the opportunity and experience.

"Yeah, it's been awesome," he said.

"I'm excited I got to play in all four games and I'm very grateful the Jets gave me that opportunity.

"I'm happy with how much time I got, whether it was a couple of minutes or 10 minutes or whatever.

"I'm just very grateful to be here."

Former NRL star Jamie Soward claims Valentine Holmes signing a big gamble for Cowboys .
Former premiership-winning playmaker Jamie Soward believes the signing of Valentine Holmes on a six-year deal is a big gamble for the club, and won't translate to a return to the finals in 2020. The Cowboys finally secured the services of the former premiership-winning Sharks player, who will return home to Townsville following a brief one-season stint in the US attempting to crack the NFL, with the club unveiling their new prized signing on Monday.

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